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May 26, 2020

Canton Armed Robbery

IMG_2431The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public in locating a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred just outside the Canton city limits late Tuesday night.

Officers were dispatched to Galloway’s convenience store on Pisgah Drive around 10 p.m. Tuesday on a call involving a man who had just robbed the store at gunpoint. Initial reports indicate the suspect brandished a large handgun and demanded money, then ran out of the store and headed on foot toward Canton.

The man is described as a dark-skinned black male about 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds, wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants, and a dark scarf across the lower part of his face. A surveillance photo is attached.

Anyone having any information regarding the suspects’ identity or whereabouts should not approach, but instead call 911 or the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office at (828) 452-6666.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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