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Armed robbery takes place at barber shop with children inside

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating a reported armed robbery that happened Saturday night at a barber shop on Chestnut Street.

According to police, an officer and deputy in the area saw two people run across towards 11th Street and drop something along the way.

As the officers approached the area, an employee ran out of a barber shop and said they had just been robbed.

Law enforcement responded, but the accused robbers had already gotten away.

One of the men running had dropped a purse that belonged to a victim and a revolver that was allegedly used in the robbery.

Police say three employees and several customers, including children, were inside the barber shop at the time. They told authorities two men demanded money and robbed them. Witnesses said they were both wearing ski masks.

According to police, the recovered firearm was reported stolen.

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