Just before 9:00pm, the suspect entered the business and forced the clerk to hand over an undisclosed amount of money. No weapon was displayed but reports indicate he was armed with a handgun and kept his hand in his pocket during the holdup.
The suspect then fled on foot. No injuries were reported.
Police Captain R.K. Powell said the suspect was an older white male with average height and weight, with white hair and a dark mustaches. He was wearing a black jacket, blue shorts, white socks, and a dark colored hat. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Sgt. D.A. Tyndall at 919-989-1089 or the Smithfield Police Tip Line at 919-989-8835.