Police looking for armed robbery suspects in Burlington

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police are searching for two suspects who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint late Wednesday night in Burlington.

According to police, the robbery was reported shortly before 11:30 p.m. at Joe’s Shopwell in the 1200 block of Apple Street.

Police say the store’s clerk told them that two men had their faces covered when they walked in and demanded money.  One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the clerk while the other removed an unknown amount of money from the cash register, police said.

Three customers were inside the store at the time, but nobody was injured, police said.

The suspects were last seen running away from the store toward Montclair Drive.

The suspect who was armed is described as a black male standing between 6’2″ and 6’3″ tall with a large build weighing more than 220 pounds.  He was wearing all black at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to call police at (336) 229-3500.