There was an armed robbery reported Saturday night at the Smithfields Chicken & BBQ in Southern Pines. The incident at 1565 US Highway 1 occurred just after 9:00 PM.
According to Southern Pines Police Department spokesperson Captain Charles Campbell, a black male is reported to have entered the restaurant and displayed a weapon demanding money from the staff working.
The robbery suspect is described as a black male who was 5' 6" to 5' 7" tall wearing black pants and a black and red shirt. The suspect is reported to have wrapped a white t-shirt around his head to cover his face.
No one was injured during the robbery.
Anyone with information about this armed robbery is asked to contact the Southern Pines Police Department at 910-692-7031 or the Southern Pines Police Department's Crime Tip line at 910-693-4110.
As additional information becomes available we will update readers.