Police search for armed robbery suspect in Gastonia

Police search for armed robbery suspect in Gastonia
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GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) - A search is underway for a person responsible for an armed robbery of a gas station in Gastonia Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Gastonia Police Department, the robbery happened at the Citgo on Union Road near Betty Street.

Officials are not sure what time the robbery took place but are looking for the person responsible.

Detectives are conducting a track of the suspect nearby the gas station.

The thief reportedly left on foot but possibly escaped in a getaway car.

Officers are searching neighborhoods in the area, however a "stay indoors" order has not been given.

Police have not provided a description of the suspect.

This is a developing story and no further information was released.

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