Man wanted in Pembroke Dollar General armed robbery


PEMBROKE, N.C. (WNCN) – Authorities are searching for a man they say robbed the Dollar General store located at 3155 Union Chapel Road in Pembroke at gunpoint on Tuesday.

The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old James A. Swett of Rowland.

Authorities say Swett entered the store just before 8 p.m. and demanded money from employees while brandishing a firearm, then fled the scene on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of money from a cash register.

Swett is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of second-degree kidnapping.

The robbery remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 671-3100.

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