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JD's Market robbed at knifepoint

Police said an armed assailant fled on foot after robbing JD’s Market, 1313 Jackson-Love Highway, at approximately 9:09 p.m. on Feb. 13.

Sgt. Patrick Bennett of the Erwin Police Department arrived at the scene five minutes later. The offense report said a clerk was on duty when a man approached the counter wearing a black hooded sweatshirt “with a lime green bandana over his face.” According to the report, the employee “states that she at first thought it was someone playing a prank on her.”

When the clerk approached the man from behind the counter, he “brandished a knife toward her
and stated give me all your money,” the report said. The clerk opened the cash drawer and gave him
the money, according to the report, which continued that the employee watched from the outside service window as the subject ran outside and turned to the left toward a car wash.

The report said the cashier went outside and saw the suspect running down Fish Hatchery Road toward Carolina Avenue. This was the last time the employee saw him.

After viewing the store videotape, the police found more details about the clothing of the robber. The
report stated, “The subject was also wearing what appeared to be black ski gloves with a stripe across
the top of them.” The weapon was described in the report as a survival knife with a 6- to 8-inch saw blade.

The Erwin Police Department asked anyone with additional information about the incident to call
the department at 743-1870.