Armed man robs Fayetteville gold, diamond dealer

FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- Fayetteville Police are looking for a man who robbed the Gold & Diamond Service Center at 106 Highland Ave. on Thursday.

Police responded to a report of an armed robbery about 3:30 p.m. The investigation showed that the suspect had what appears to be a sawed-off shotgun or a rifle. The robber pointed the gun at an employee and demanded money.

The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money and ran to a neighboring parking lot, where he got in a single-cab pickup, described as silver or tan, late model truck, possibly a Dodge.

The suspect was last seen driving down Highland Avenue and crossing Arsenal Avenue.

The man was described as white, between 6-2 and 6-4, with a thin build. He wearing a navy-blue hooded jacket and light-colored blue jeans with dark blue spots on the rear of the jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact Detective S. Yount with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 237-9374 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type "4Tip" followed by your message).

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