ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) — The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is looking for a man police say committed an armed robbery Saturday night.
At about 10:15 p.m., police say the man robbed the Subway on Julian Allsbrook Highway at gunpoint, then attempted to rob a woman.
Police say they arrived at the scene at about 10:24 p.m., where they learned the man entered the Subway and pretended he had to use the restroom.
They say he then pointed a gun at one of the employees and demanded they open the registers so he could get the money inside.
According to reports, a customer went inside the Subway during the incident and the man pointed his gun at them and the other customers, demanding they lay on the ground.
He told them to wait before they call the police or he would return and shoot each one of them, the reports say.
Police say the man fled on foot and was last seen on the 300 block of Chockoyotte St., shortly after attempting to rob a woman on the 200 block of Chockoyotte St.
Officers describe the suspect as at least 6 feet tall and heavy set. They say he has close-cut hair and was wearing a green shirt and blue jeans.
The gun is described as a black and chrome handgun.
This robbery, along with the robbery of the Klix internet café on Julian Allsbrook Highway, remain under investigation.
Officers say the suspect in these cases is considered to be armed and dangerous. They advise the community to be aware of their surroundings and to call 911 if they see something out of the ordinary.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252-583-4444.