1 detained after armed robbery at Raleigh Dollar Tree and nearby robbery attempt

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Raleigh police said they have detained a suspect after an armed robbery and an attempted armed robbery at businesses along Lake Wheeler Road Saturday afternoon.

UPDATE: Teen charged after Raleigh Dollar Tree robbed at knifepoint

The incidents were reported just before 5:30 p.m. as an armed robbery of the Dollar Tree store in the 2700 block of Lake Wheeler Road, according to a Raleigh police news release.

The suspect also tried to rob the nearby Citgo Gas Station in the 2600 block of Lake Wheeler Road, the news release said.

The suspect used a knife during the robbery of the Dollar Tree, police said. The suspect fled with “an undisclosed amount” of cash, according to the news release.

No one was injured. Police did not identify the suspect.

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