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Police seek public’s help in identifying suspect in robbery

Halifax County authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying a black man who attempted to rob the Wilco Hess on Highway 58 at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Sheriff Fred S. Clark released a video surveillance photo of the suspect and is asking anyone who can identify the man to contact the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Three clerks were working inside the store early Sunday morning when the suspect, wearing a white shirt bearing black writing, came into the store several different times before pulling out a screwdriver and demanding money from the clerk, the sheriff said.

The clerk hit the hold-up alarm as the subject allegedly tried to pry open the cash register with the screwdriver.

Failing in his attempt to open the cash register, the man fled the store with a Mountain Dew, but no money, Clark said. 

The suspect left on a dark-colored older model 1998 to 2000 Honda Civic headed west on Highway 58, store clerks told authorities.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Deputy C. A. Bates V is continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 476-3339.