KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The Circle K on Hwy 258 North in Kinston was robbed at gunpoint Thursday around 8:40 p.m., the Kinston Police Department said, 10 minutes after the Speedway nearby on Highway 11/55 was also held up at gunpoint.
Officers said a witness told them a black man pointed a gun at the clerk at the Circle K and left the area in a dark-colored vehicle with an undisclosed amount of cash.
No one was injured, police said, and the robbery is under investigation.
The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office said the Speedway was also held up at gunpoint and a cigarette carton and cash were taken.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Kinston Police Dept. at 252-939-3160, the TIPS LINE at 252-939-4020, or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.