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Strong-armed robbery in Murfreesboro

Local law enforcement officers and a tracking dog are seen in the area of a Tuesday morning robbery in Murfreesboro. Staff Photo by Amanda VanDerBroek

MURFREESBORO– Law enforcement officers here are investigating what appears to be a strong-armed robbery  early this morning.

Details are not complete at this time, but the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald has learned that three males forced their way inside Advance Auto, located on US 158/258 Business at theFoodLionShopping Center, around 7 a.m.

All three suspects were dressed in black hoodies and their faces hidden by a bandanas. Two suspects were reportedly carrying what were described as “long guns.”

No injuries were reported.

It is believed the suspects fled on foot. The Murfreesboro Police Department, joined by Hertford County Sheriff Juan Vaughan and his deputies as well as a tracking dog from the Ahoskie Police Department, were fanned out over an area near the shopping center in an effort to locate the suspects.

The News-Herald will have more on this story as information becomes available.