Police Investigating Arby’s Restaurant Armed Robbery

Smithfield Police are investigating the robbery of Arby’s Restaurant at 1720 East Market Street next to Interstate 95.  The robbery was reported at 10:21pm Friday.

Police said a lone suspect entered the business and produced a black handgun. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing.

At the time of the robbery, there were no customers in the business, only Arby’s employees.  No injuries were reported.

Investigators have not said if the holdup may be linked to several others in Johnston County in recent weeks.