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Gunman takes cash from Tabor City store: TCPD


     A reported armed robbery at the Vasco #1 convenience store in Tabor City is under investigation.

     A store clerk reported the hold-up sometime after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, a Tabor City Police Department report released Thursday said.

     Officer Brian Campbell, in the report, said the female clerk told police a man “wearing a gray hoodie pulled tight across his face, and with a virus mask on,” entered the store, went behind the counter, and with a silver handgun “demanded money,” using an expletive.

     The clerk said she put cash into a plastic grocery bag, and that the thief “fled on foot in an unknown direction.”

     There were no witnesses, and the store’s video surveillance was not working.”

     Relatives of the clerk told police that she described the clothing worn by the robber to two family members, and that they named a man they had seen earlier “wearing the same clothes,” Lt. Detective Chris Hilburn reported.

     Look for updates here as events warrant and in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.