$5,000 Reward Offered For Arrests Of Gunmen Who Shot Store Clerk

Wayne County Sheriff CarsA convenience store clerk was shot during a holdup. The search is now underway for three suspects.

It happened around 11 o’clock Monday night as the clerk was in the process of closing the Handy Mart on US 13 North of Goldsboro and locking up the business.

Three black male suspects forced the clerk at gunpoint to reenter the store. While still holding a gun to the victim, he was forced to go behind the counter and remove lottery tickets and tobacco products.  The clerk attempted to escape but while trying to flee was shot.

The condition of the store clerk was not released.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance from anyone who has information about the robbery or the suspects.  Individuals can contactDetective Anthony Mullis at 919-731-1394 or Lt. Shawn Harris at 919-731-1480. Callers may also contact Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255.

The owners of the Handy Mart, E. J. Pope & Son, Inc., are offering a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those individuals responsible for this crime.  This is in addition to any reward monies being offered by Crime Stoppers. Photo by John Payne