Suspect sought in armed robbery of Coastal Cleaners in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Jacksonville Police Department is looking for a suspect in an armed robbery that took place Tuesday afternoon on July 19 at Coastal Cleaners located on 345-F Western Boulevard.

In the preliminary investigation, store employees told investigators the suspect entered the business with a gun and forced them to the back of the store. The suspect, who is described as a black man, between the ages of 20-30 years old then took cash from the register and fled on food.

Police also say the suspect was wearing a black hoodie with grey patches and is estimated to be 5’6 average build with short hair and no facial hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact JPD Detective Jason Lagana at 910 938-6414 or or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3278. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information leading to arrest. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES).



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