Police investigating armed robbery at Staples

The Southern Pines Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that took place at Staples on Monday. The crime occurred at the office supply store on Turner Street just before 8:30 p.m.

“Members of the Patrol Division were informed the suspect pointed a gun at the cashier and demanded money,” said the Southern Pines Police Department in a statement.

The perpetrator fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police describe the suspect as a black female, medium build, and is 5’5″ tall.

“This investigation is active and ongoing,” said the department. “No further details or information will be released at this time.”

Please call the Southern Pines Police Department at 910-693-1481 or the Crime Tip Line at 910-693-4110 if you have information pertaining to the case.


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