Arrest made in Waughtown Market armed robbery

(Surveillance photo)

(Surveillance photo)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police have arrested a man in connection with the robbery of a Winston-Salem business Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to the Waughtown Market, located at 67 Waughtown St., around 10:20 a.m. in reference to an armed robbery.

The store clerk told officers a man entered the store and asked to purchase a cigar. When the clerk opened the register, the suspect produced a handgun and reached over the counter, taking an undisclosed sum of currency.

After an investigation, the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division identified the suspect as Anthony Morrison, 25, of Winston-Salem.

Morrison was arrested without incident in the 700 block of North Cherry Street.

Morrison was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and placed in the Forsyth County Jail under a $150,000 secured bond.

An investigation is ongoing.

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