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Albemarle Police seek robbery suspect after shot fire inside store

Albemarle Police officers responded to Hibbett Sports Friday night in reference to an armed robbery.

An unknown black male wearing a mask and a black hoodie entered the store, police said. After entering the store, the suspect displayed a firearm and demanded money and a phone from the clerk.

The clerk refused and the suspect then fired the handgun in the store. At that time, the clerk and the suspect ran out of the store. The suspect then left the store in a black, newer model, sport utility vehicle, possibly a Jeep. No one was injured from the incident.

Detectives arrived on the scene and are following up on any possible leads at this time.

If anyone has any information about this incident or the identity of the suspect in this case they are asked to call the Albemarle Police Department at 704-984-9500 or leave an anonymous tip on the tip line at 704-984-9511.