Police investigating Friday morning convenience store robbery

Police investigating Friday morning convenience store robbery

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One of the suspects sought in connection with the Friday morning armed robbery at a Flash Foods in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Police are gathering clues and hoping to make arrests after the early Friday morning armed robbery at the Flash Foods gas station and convenience store located at the corner of Hwy. 54 and Gingercake Road.

The Waffle House located next door was also robbed on Oct. 25, but police say they don’t at this point believe it will be the same suspects.

According to Lt. Mike Whitlow, Friday’s Flash Foods robbery happened around 2:30 a.m. when two black men, both said to be in their early 20s and standing between 5′ 5″ to 5′ 7″, maybe 140 pounds, approached the store on foot, and one stayed at the door while the other walked into the store. He said one of the men was carrying a black pistol in his left hand as he approached an employee making coffee.

The armed suspect then used hostile language as he forced the employee to walk to a cash register and give him “all the money.”

That suspect is said to have been wearing a black hood, khaki pants with a red belt, and a white cloth covering his face.

The other suspect at the door is said to have been wearing a black hood, black basketball shorts with a red stripe down the leg, a white cloth on his face, and black and white Nike Air Jordan shoes.

“When the first male had gotten all the money, the two fled on foot,” Whitlow said, noting that they ran toward the Waffle House where a getaway car is believed to have been waiting for them.

“We are in the process of reviewing surveillance video from surrounding businesses and talking to any witnesses,” Whitlow said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department by calling 770-461-4441 or 770-461-HELP (4357).

Danny Harrison

Danny Harrison, a 1992 Fayette High School graduate, began his journalism career with Fayette County News in 1995. After taking several leaves of absence to pursue journalism and Christian ministry opportunities, including a few out of state and overseas, he returned full-time to Fayette County News in August 2014. Harrison earned a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministry in 2009 while serving as a missionary journalist in England and Western Europe.