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Police: Store manager took machete from would-be robber

Suspect still on the loose

Posted on October 22, 2021

Updated on October 25, 2021

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Authorities are looking for a man who tried to rob a Dollar General with a machete and ran away when the store manager took the blade.

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Authorities are looking for a man who tried to rob a Dollar General with a machete and ran away when the store manager took the blade.

ROCKY MOUNT — City cops continue their search for a man who tried to rob a Dollar General store with a machete.

The would-be masked machete-wielding robber’s plans were spoiled by the store manager, who snatched away the long blade.

Officers were called to Dollar General on West Raleigh Boulevard around 2:50 p.m. Oct. 9, said Cpl. Ricky Jackson, public information officer for the Rocky Mount Police Department.

The masked man, dressed in black and carrying a machete, entered the store and demanded money from the cash register.

“The suspect was unsuccessful in gaining access to the cash register, so he demanded management to open the safe,” Jackson said in a news release.

When the manager grabbed the machete, the man ran away. He fled in a gray Pontiac Grand Prix or Dodge Stratus, Jackson said.

Anyone with information about the attempted robbery can call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411 or Twin Counties Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.

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