Robbery of the Food Lion on Carolina Beach Rd

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a robbery at the Food Lion located at 6400-1 Carolina Beach Rd. last night just after 11:00 pm. Two employees had locked up for the night and exiting towards their vehicles when a black male approached them from behind. The black male brandished a firearm and ordered the employees back into the business. Once inside he forced them to open the safe as a second black male appeared with a book bag. The two then forced the employees into a room and ordered them not to come out. The two robbers fled in an unknown manner with an undetermined amount of cash. Both NHSO K-9 and SABLE helicopter searched for the suspects but were unsuccessful. The investigation is ongoing at this time and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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