Check-cashing firm robbed at gunpoint in Elizabeth City

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WVEC) -- Police in Elizabeth City are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect who robbed a check-cashing business at gunpoint earlier this week.

Officers responded to Friendly Check Cashing located in the 900 block of West Ehringhaus Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 after receiving a report of an armed robbery.

According to police, a black male suspect threatened to kill a store employee while demanding money. The suspect left the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as being six feet tall, last seen wearing aviator-style sunglasses, a gray hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and gloves with a skull print.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Bray at 252-335-4321 or call Crime Line at 252-335-5555.

In addition to a Crime Line reward, Friendly Check Cashing is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the suspects involved.

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