LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — A 30-year-old man is facing charges after an armed robbery at a Lumberton gas station on Saturday, police said.
Raheem Shimell McKoy of Tarheel, North Carolina, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, second-degree kidnapping and misdemeanor probation violation.
Officers responded to the Sun-Do Kwik Shop on E. 5th Street on Saturday just after 11 p.m., police said. When they arrived they were told that a man wearing a blue puffy jacket and ski mask pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money before fleeing in a white SUV.
An officer found the vehicle a few hours later at about 1:30 a.m. on Roberts Avenue and conducted a traffic stop, police said. As the vehicle came to a stop, one of the suspects jumped out of the vehicle and ran while McKoy was still inside.
A search for the suspect who fled was unsuccessful, police said. McKoy was taken into custody. He was booked into the Robeson County Detention Center on a $275,000 bond.
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