Smithfield Convenience Store Robbed

Smithfield Police are investigating the late-night robbery of a convenience store.  It happened shortly after 11:00pm Wednesday at the Speedway at 2103 S. Brightleaf Boulevard.

Police Captain R. Sheppard said a lone black male suspect entered the business with his face covered.  The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the clerk hand over money.  The suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

A Johnston County Sheriff’s Office K-9 was brought to the scene and tracked the suspect about 3 blocks until loosing the trail.  No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Smithfield Police Department at 919-934-2121 or the Smithfield Police Tip Line at 919-989-8835. Callers may remain anonymous.