Shots fired during robbery of convenient mart

On Thursday February 8 at approximately 7:30pm the Roanoke Rapids police Department responded to an armed robbery at the New Dixie Mart in the no hundred block of Roanoke Avenue.  When Officers arrived they spoke with the store employee, the employee stated that a two males entered the store and one of them fired a shot into the ceiling.  The one male subject then demanded the employee to give him the money, the employee complied and fled south on foot out of the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.


The subject that fired the shot is described as a light skinned male, last seen wearing a grey sweat shirt with red bandana and the second subject was last seen wearing all black clothing with a grey face covering.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator G.L. Williams at 252-533-2821 or Halifax County Crime Stoppers 252-583-4444.  Crime Stoppers only wants your information not your name.