WATCH: Employee robbed at gunpoint at Family Dollar in Newton


NEWTON, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — Surveillance footage captures the moment an employee at a Family Dollar was robbed at gunpoint while stocking merchandise Monday inside the store. 

The armed robbery happened at 6:04 p.m. at the Family Dollar located at 2725-F Northwest Boulevard in Newton, police said. 

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The employee told officers a man wearing all black and a black ski mask entered the store and demanded money. The suspect approached the employee who was stocking merchandise and pointed a gun at him while yelling demands. 

The suspect demanded the employee to open the register and place all of the money inside the register inside a Family Dollar shopping bag. The man then fled the scene on foot. 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Newton Police Department at (828) 465-7430. 

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