Suspect sought in sweepstakes robbery in Ruffin


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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — Investigators are looking for a person they say stole around $2,300 from a sweepstakes business in Ruffin last month.

According to a Rockingham County Sheriff’s report, the person, wearing  a black hoodie, entered Ruffin Vault, 9570 U.S. 29 Business, around 5 p.m. on Nov. 19.

The cash was taken from the register when an employee stepped away to help a patron at the business.

The suspect appeared to be familiar with the business and seemed to know where the security cameras were located.

Anyone with information about this theft or the suspects involved in asked to call Detective Lori Pegram at 336-634-3232 or Rockingham County Crime Stoppers at 336-349-9683.

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