Smithfield Business Robbed

Two suspects are on the run following an early morning robbery at a Smithfield business.

At 4:13am today (Thursday), Smithfield Police responded to an armed robbery at the Speedway at 1016 North Brightleaf Boulevard at the intersection of E. Peedin Road.

Two black male suspects entered the business. One suspect was armed with a handgun.  The robbers took a pack of cigars and an undisclosed amount of money from the business before fleeing.

There were no customers in the convenience store at the time of the hold up.  The clerk was not harmed.

Police described one suspect as being approximately 5 foot 6, 140 pounds, wearing a bandana, black hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans. The second suspect was between 5 foot 8 and 5 foot 11, 180 pounds, wearing a red, blue and yellow jacket and black pants.

Anyone who recognizes either suspect or has information about the Speedway robbery is asked to contact Smithfield Police at 919-934-2121 or the Smithfield Police Tip Line at 919-989-8835. Callers with information can remain anonymous.


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