Police detectives are investigating the attempted robbery of a Smithfield business. The incident was reported at 6:55pm Wednesday at Boost Mobile at 1006 N. Brightleaf Boulevard.
A lone black male suspect entered the cell phone store and demanded money. No weapon was displayed. He fled on foot.The suspect was approximately 6 foot 1, 175 pounds, and was wearing a yellow shirt.
Officers do not believe the attempted robbery at Boost Mobile is related to a holdup at 9:10am Wednesday at 101 Smoke Shop at 600 S. Brightleaf Boulevard. That suspect is also believed to have robbed a Selma convenience store a short time earlier.
Wednesday’s attempted holdup marks the third robbery at the same Boost Mobile store in as many years. The business was robbed in September 2020 and January 2018.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call the Smithfield Police Department at 919-934-2121 or the Police Tip Line at 919-989-8835. Callers may remain anonymous.