Smithfield Business Robbed

An undisclosed amount of money was taken during an armed robbery at a Smithfield business.

Around 11:37pm Sunday, police said a black male dressed in dark clothing climbed through the drive thru window at Checker’s, located at 1691 East Market Street, just as the business was closing for the night.

The suspect then held one employee at gunpoint while forcing the manager to hand over an undisclosed amount of money, according to Smithfield Police Captain R.K. Powell.

Afterwards, the suspect fled on foot. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Smithfield Police Tip Line at 919-989-8835.