2 Kernersville convenience stores robbed at gunpoint

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KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — The Kernersville Police Department is searching for a suspect who covered his face with a black bandana and wore a paper bag over his right hand in two armed robberies Thursday night.

At about 9:07 p.m., officers responded to the Quality Mart at 1580 Hwy. 66 on a reported armed robbery. Upon arrival, the clerk told police a man wearing a gray hoodie, sunglasses, khaki pants and dark shoes entered the store. He then put a paper bag over his right hand and robbed the clerk at gunpoint.

The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Several hours later, the Kangaroo Express at 2010 West Mountain St. was also robbed at gunpoint. Once officers arrived, the clerk said a man wearing a gray hoodie, sunglasses, khaki pants and dark shoes also entered their store. He had a paper bag over his right hand and demanded money before he fled.

Police aren’t saying whether the two robberies are related at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Kernersville Police Department at (336) 996-3177.