Teen wanted in Jacksonville Tobacco Shop armed robbery - WNCT

Teen wanted in Jacksonville Tobacco Shop armed robbery

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JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -

Police are looking for the suspect in the armed robbery of an area tobacco store.

It happened Tuesday night at Emily's Tobacco Shop located in the Piney Green Shopping Center in Jacksonville.

Officers said the suspect, identified as 18-year-old Christopher Lee Petteway, entered the business, requested cigarettes and pointed a silver revolver at the clerk, demanding cash from the register.

He then fled the scene on foot. Police established a perimeter and searched the area, but were unable to located Petteway.

Warrants were obtained for his arrest, charging him with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon; Assault by Pointing a Gun; Felony Possession of Stolen Property. Petteway is considered armed and dangerous.

Contact 911 if you see him.

 

 

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