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Armed robber takes money from charity

By Juliana Valencia
Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:23:57 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 22 2013 05:47:29 PM CST

Employees at a Salvation Army in Lenoir county said a man forced a cashier at gunpoint to give him all the store's money.

KINSTON, LENOIR COUNTY -

Police in Lenoir County are investigating an armed robbery of a major charity. Employees said a man forced a cashier at gunpoint to give him all the store's money.

Kinston police said it at the Salvation Army  Family Store on Boy Scout Blvd.  in Kinston.  Police said it happened just before 5 p.m. on Friday.

Salvation Army Commanding Officer for Lenoir, Greene, and Duplin County Captain Curtis Kratz said the suspect walked into the store and put on a red bandana.

"He kind of walked in here, busted in, put on a red scarf, and pointed a gun at my cashiers," Captain Kratz said.

Captain Kratz said the man took all the cash and ran away. He said no one was hurt.

Investigators believe the suspect is in his late teens or early 20's.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kinston Police Department.

About 85 cents of every dollar given to the salvation army goes back to charity.