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Officers with the Walnut Cove Police Department are investigating some “strong leads” in connection with an armed robbery that occurred last week at a local business.

According to an incident report filed by the department, an armed robbery was reported at Walnut Cove Business Center, 643 S. Main Street, on Wednesday, Oct. 24 around 11 p.m. Walnut Cove Police Chief Chad Williams said two black males were armed when they entered the business, located across the road from the Exprezit gas station and Ingles shopping center, and held six individuals inside at gunpoint. The business was still open at that point.

No one was injured in the incident, but Williams said cash and some other items were stolen. According to the report, around $2,000 cash and personal belongings such as purses and wallets were among the items stolen.

Williams declined to reveal further details about the investigation, saying his department is following some strong leads and hopes to make breakthroughs soon.

“We’re working really hard on that one,” Williams remarked.

The police chief has faced an unprecedented number of armed robberies in town since he was named chief in May. Two men robbed Olympic restaurant on May 18, then two men robbed the town’s Dollar General store on June 5. No one was injured in either of the incidents, though the robbers were armed.

Anyone with information about the robbery should contact the Walnut Cove Police Department at 336-591-7121.

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