Attempted armed robbery reported in Walmart parking lot in Burlington
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police say they’re investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a Walmart shopping center in Burlington.
According to police, officers responded shortly after 9:15 p.m. to the parking lot of the Walmart on Garden Road.
Police say the victim told them he was changing a flat tire on his car when the suspect attempted to rob him with a handgun. The victim said he was able to run away from the suspect by taking cover behind another vehicle.
The suspect was seen getting into a four-door vehicle that police described as “newer-model,” “American-made” and “possibly a Dodge.” The vehicle left the scene headed toward Garden Road.
The suspect is described as a black male in his mid- to late-20s with a dark complexion. He was wearing a black, zip-up jogging jacket at the time of the robbery.
Police say there was also a woman with the suspect, however no ample description of the woman was available.
Anyone with further information is asked to call police or Crimestoppers at 229-7100.