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Asheville police seek suspect in two early morning robberies

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Surveillance photos of the suspect (Courtesy: Asheville police) Surveillance photos of the suspect (Courtesy: Asheville police)
The suspect's vehicle (Courtesy: Asheville police) The suspect's vehicle (Courtesy: Asheville police)
Suspect in the Buncombe County case (Courtesy: BCSO) Suspect in the Buncombe County case (Courtesy: BCSO)
The vehicle the Buncombe Co. suspect fled in (Courtesy: BCSO) The vehicle the Buncombe Co. suspect fled in (Courtesy: BCSO)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

The Asheville Police Department asking for help identifying a man wanted in two robberies at gas stations Friday morning.

The first robbery happened around 3:10 a.m. at Jordan's Hotspot on Sweeten Creek Road. Investigators said a man in his late twenties or early thirties wearing a black long sleeve shirt and gray toboggan entered the store with a knife and demanded money from the cash register. 

At 6:50 a.m. police were called to Mountain Energy on Smokey Park Highway. This time, the suspect wore a black long sleeve shirt and a baseball cap instead of a toboggan. Again, police said he demanded money from the cash register.

In both cases, the man fled in a light colored pickup truck with a camper cover.

No injuries were reported in either incident and police said the same man is suspected in both cases.

Anyone with information is asked to call Asheville Police at 828-252-1110 or Buncombe County Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050.

SIMILAR CASE IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY

Buncombe County deputies are investigating a robbery at a gas station that occurred Friday evening involving a man who fled in a pickup truck with a camper shell.

The robbery happened at the Fast Break on Emma Road.

The suspect had facial hair; was approximately 5’8” tall;between 165 to 175 pounds; and was wearing a tan hat, blue jeans and a blue jean jacket. 

No weapon was displayed during the robbery and deputies do not believe there is a threat to the community at large.

Anyone with information should call the Buncombe Co. Sheriff’s Office at 828-250-6670.

 

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