UPDATE: Southern Pines Police said on Monday that they are examining all evidence, still gathering more information, and no arrests have been made yet.
Authorities are investigating the Sunday robbery of Southern Pines Zales Jewelry store.
The robbery occurred Sunday evening at the store in Pinecrest Plaza located on the corner of Highway 15-501 and Morganton Road.
There were no injuries reported. The suspect is at large.
After the robbery, police could be seen collecting evidence inside the store while employees were standing outside behind the crime scene tape.
This is the second jewelry store robbery Sandhills Sentinel has reported in the last three months.
A Fayetteville man was arrested for allegedly robbing Kay Jewelers in Southern Pines Village Shopping Plaza on Brucewood Road in April. Police said he entered the store pointing a pistol at the employees while ordering them to fill a bag with the jewelry and then fled the store. Five days later the man was arrested in New Jersey.
This is a developing news and will be updated when new information becomes available.
~Written by Sandhills Sentinel Publisher B.J. Goodridge.