Greenville police make arrest in armed robbery at Family Dollar

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Greenville police have arrested the man they said robbed a Family Dollar in Greenville Thursday.

George Lee Smith Jr. 33, of Virginia Beach was charged with two counts of common law robbery.

He was identified by an officer on patrol and was in possession of the same clothing the suspect was wearing in the robbery, Greenville police said.

The robbery occurred on Memorial Drive near the intersection of Arlington Boulevard Thursday morning.

Police responded to the store around 11:18 a.m. to a report of a robbery.

Police said Smith entered the business, implied he had a weapon and demanded money, police said.

He left with an undisclosed amount of cash, and no one was hurt, police said.


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