APD requests assistance to identify suspect involved in seven armed robberies

Press release from Asheville Police Department:

The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to identify a suspect involved in seven armed robberies of convenience stores between November 28, 2018 and last night. The most recent incident occurred January 2 at approximately 10:44 p.m. at the BP located at 880 Patton Avenue (incident report attached). APD is also working with the Woodfin Police Department to investigate a similar incident which occurred during this time frame in their jurisdiction.

The suspect in each of these incidents is described as a male, 6’0′ – 6’1″ tall with a slender build. In the majority of these incidents the suspect is wearing a dark mask, a dark colored Nike sweatshirt, and either a red or gray pair of Nike tennis shoes. In each incident the suspect displayed a dark colored handgun.

If anyone has any information on the identity of the suspect or additional information regarding these incidents they are encouraged to contact the Asheville Police Department at (828) 252-1110 or Asheville-Buncombe Crime Stoppers at (828) 255-5050, if they wish to remain anonymous.

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