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Released: 4/27/2011 Who do I contact? Gavin MacRoberts
Public Information Officer
(910) 433-1896
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Box Cutter Bandit

Police Search for Robbery Suspect


            Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department believe the same suspect is responsible for a series of robberies that began on Monday, April 25. In all cases, the suspect enters the store, displays a knife or box cutter and then leaves with cash from the register.   


The suspect is described as:


  • Black male
  • Late thirties to 60
  • 5'7" to 6'
  • Graying hair
  • He has worn various colors of polo shirts (blue and white or grey striped polo) and button up shirts (similar to Hawaiian shirts), shorts, sandals or loafers and a baseball cap (faded yellow/orange in some cases)
  • Gold watch on left wrist


Possible suspect vehicle is described as:


  • White Ford Expedition or Explorer


      It does not appear that the suspect is targeting a specific type of business, but it does appear that he usually strikes between 1:00 and 3:00 PM.  Thus far, he has robbed the following stores:    



  • Monday, April 25, 2011
  • o Rite Aid...5989 Morganton Road
  • o China 1...3308 Bragg Blvd.


  • Tuesday, April 26, 2011
  • o Kangaroo...2001 Skibo Road
  • o Wilco Hess...1308 Pamalee
  • o Shoe Shoe...2710 Bragg Blvd.


  • Wednesday, April 27, 2011
  • o Kangaroo... 5703 Bragg Blvd.
  • o Pay Less Shoes...3725 Ramsey Street


Additional information will be released as it becomes available. If anyone has information, please call detectives at (910) 433-1851 or at Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

Composite Sketch of the Box Cutter Bandit

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