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Police release sketch of alleged armed robber at Greenville Mall

Published On: May 10 2013 04:13:43 PM CDT   Updated On: May 10 2013 05:28:56 PM CDT

Police have released a composite sketch of a man who they say robbed a family at the Greenville Mall Thursday night.

The suspect is described as a black male, between 19 to 25 years old, with a slim muscular build.  According to investigators, he was wearing jeans, a black t-shirt and a Pittsburgh Pirates hat.

Police said the man robbed the family at the Greenville Mall parking lot, as the victims were standing by their cars and talking. It happened at about 9 p.m. Thursday. The suspect asked the victims for a light, then pulled out a silver handgun and demanded jewelery, officers told NewsChannel 12.

The robber took $500 in cash, jewelery and watches from the victims, before running towards Arlington Boulevard, police said.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Greenville Police at 252-329-4315. Pitt Greenville CrimeStoppers will pay a reward for information that leads to an arrest in this case.  Call CrimeStoppers at 252-758-7777.