Winston-Salem gym robbed at gunpoint

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened early Thursday morning at a Winston-Salem gym.

Employees at the Planet Fitness, located at 2672 Peters Creek Parkway, reported seeing a suspect enter the building just after 2 a.m., armed with a firearm.

The suspect removed money from the cash register before assaulting an employee and running from the gym.

The employee sustained minor injuries and was treated on the scene.

Police are now looking for the suspect who is between 5 feet 5 inches tall and 5 feet 9 inches tall; weighs 160-175 pounds, and is wearing dark clothing with his face covered.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident or similar crimes is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.