Attempted armed robbery reported in Walmart parking lot in Burlington

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BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police say they’re investigating an attempted armed robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a Walmart shopping center in Burlington. 

According to police, officers responded shortly after 9:15 p.m. to the parking lot of the Walmart on Garden Road. 

Police say the victim told them he was changing a flat tire on his car when the suspect attempted to rob him with a handgun.  The victim said he was able to run away from the suspect by taking cover behind another vehicle. 

The suspect was seen getting into a four-door vehicle that police described as “newer-model,” “American-made” and “possibly a Dodge.”  The vehicle left the scene headed toward Garden Road. 

The suspect is described as a black male in his mid- to late-20s with a dark complexion.  He was wearing a black, zip-up jogging jacket at the time of the robbery. 

Police say there was also a woman with the suspect, however no ample description of the woman was available.

Anyone with further information is asked to call police or Crimestoppers at 229-7100.