Convenience store robbed at gunpoint in Burlington

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police are searching for two suspects after a Burlington convenience store at gunpoint Tuesday night.

According to police, the suspects were masked when they entered the Sam’s Mini Mart at 736 Rauhut St. shortly before 10:15 p.m.

Police say one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and demanded money.  The store employees complied and opened the cash register, after which the second suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register.

The suspects then ran away from the store.  They were last seen heading north toward Lane Street.  Police say they used a K-9 unit in an effort to track the suspects, but they were not found.

No injuries were reported.

The first suspect is described as a black male standing about 6’2″ tall and weighing about 220 pounds.  He was wearing a black ski mask, a green/brown jacket and blue jeans at the time of the robbery.

The second suspect is described as a black male standing about 5’10” tall and weighing about 175 pounds.  He was wearing a bandana over his face, a gray hooded sweatshirt, a black jacket and blue jeans.

No surveillance photos or additional details were available.

Anyone with further information is asked to call police at (336) 229-3500 or Crimestoppers.