Winston-Salem police investigate armed robbery at Food Lion

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1000 Waughtown St. in Winston-Salem (Google Maps)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police say two armed men robbed the Food Lion at 1000 Waughtown St. Sunday morning, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

At about 8:47 a.m., two men entered the store and ordered the clerk away from a register, authorities said. One man removed the cash drawer while the other man walked around the front of the store waiving a pistol in the air.

The men then ran out of the store and departed in a black Jeep Cherokee with a Virginia tag, police said. They turned east on Sprague Street.

Police determined that the Jeep had been stolen in Greensboro early that morning. They recovered the vehicle at about 11 a.m. in the 800 block of Burbank Street, Greensboro. It was parked and unoccupied.

The first man was described as a black male about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a light green jacket, gray T-shirt, khaki pants and a green bandana. He was armed with a shotgun or rifle.

The second black male was wearing a red hoodie, dark pants, brown boots and a white surgical mask. He was armed with a silver pistol.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.

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