Police: Thief hides in ceiling before robbing NC store

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.