COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Detectives in Tabor City are investigating an armed robbery that happened Sunday night.
According to police, two men with guns walked into the Vasco Gas Station with their faces covered to rob the business. They got away with money and cigarettes.
Police say a clerk and her 5-year-old child were inside the store at the time of the robbery.
Officials believe this robbery could be connected to another robbery that happened Saturday night off West Second Street. According to police, Carl Floyd, 55, was robbed and beaten by two men outside his home Saturday night.
Floyd said he walked outside to change cat litter when a man walked up behind him and said, "Let's go inside the house." Floyd said it looked like the man had a gun in his hand.
According to Floyd, he told the man no and threw kitty litter in his face. He said that's when another man came up behind him and started to beat him.
Floyd said he tried to open his pocket knife in defense, but it fell to the ground. His wife came outside yelling she's called the police and the two men ran away.
Before he was attacked, Floyd noticed a white car or SUV parked on the side of the home. He believes the men were using that vehicle as transportation.
Floyd said the robbers got away with a lot of money and nine credit cards.
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