NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Deputies with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office responded to an armed robbery at a gas station on Castle Hayne Road early Wednesday morning.
The incident took place at the Han-Dee Hugo's located near Kerr Avenue at approximately 12:30 a.m.
According to Lt. Jerry Brewer with the sheriff's office, a man wearing a black hoodie covering his face and jeans entered the store and demanded money while implying he had a gun. Brewer said the suspect kept his hands inside the sleeves during the robbery.
The suspect ran from the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
A K-9 unit was called in to help track the suspect but was unsuccessful.