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Suspect sought in Burlington assault and robbery

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police are looking for a suspect after they said a man was beaten and robbed Wednesday night in Burlington.

The 25-year-old male victim said he was walking on Lane Street near Rauhut Street around 10 p.m. when the assault occurred.

He told police a man ran up to him, struck him in the face with a handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect then got into a dark Honda and took off, he said.

Police said a friend of the victim took him to Alamance Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s with a black handgun, in a dark colored Honda occupied by a black male.

The investigation is ongoing and no other details were released.

Anyone with any information can call the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500 or the Alamance County Crime Stoppers (336) 229-7100.