Pig mask used in Popeye's holdup


It happened Sunday evening on Bragg Boulevard right after the business closed. The door was locked, but the robbers got in with a key - meaning it was likely an inside job.

One suspect wore a pig mask and pistol-whipped a worker. The holdup was caught on store surveillance video.

In the video, you can see the two bandits jump the front counter. The one in pig mask is also the one carrying a gun.

The pair took the manager on duty to the back office and made him open the safe, but not before striking him the head a couple of times with the gun.

The bandits then jumped back over the counter, dropped some of the money, scooped it up, and then made their getaway.

Police hope the video helps them catch the crooks.

"Any little piece of evidence that might jog a memory; and they can contact detectives and help us solve the case," said police spokesman Gavin MacRoberts.

Anyone with information can call detectives at (910) 433-1856 or leave a tip with Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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