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Deputies search for attempted armed robbery suspects

By Elizabeth Bynum
Published On: Dec 17 2012 10:04:25 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 17 2012 03:13:31 PM CST
JONES COUNTY -

Jones County deputies are searching for two suspects who tried to rob a convenience store at the Jones/Lenoir county line.

Sunday night at approximately 10:49 p.m., deputies responded to the Mallard Food Shop on the corner of Hwy 70 and Wyse Fork Rd., near the Lenoir County line.

According to a news release, two suspects wearing all black clothing with masks and sunglasses entered the store to rob it.  One suspect had a small handgun and pointed it to the clerk.  The clerk, however, had a hard time opening the register.  After a couple of minutes the suspects left the store without any cash, according to deputies.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Jones County Sheriff's Office at (252) 448-7091 Ext. 221 and leave that information with a dispatcher.