Police: Thief hides in ceiling before robbing NC store

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Police say a thief hid in the ceiling of a bookstore and waited until they closed to steal money Sunday evening in Fayetteville.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that the crime occurred at 2nd & Charles Store after officials say the thief climbed down out of the ceiling and emptied a safe in the manager’s office.

Authorities say the thief took an undisclosed amount of money and left. A description of the suspect was not released. No injuries were reported.

Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.

Read more: The Fayetteville Observer.