APD seeks assistance identifying armed robbers of East Asheville convenience store

Press release from APD

Asheville Police investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying two armed robbers who held up a business at gunpoint early Wednesday morning in East Asheville.

APD Patrol Officers responded to the Quick Trip Store at 545 Tunnel Road around 1:31 a.m. on July 26 to investigate an armed robbery. Two robbers wearing masks entered the store, brandishing pistols. One used their gun to ‘pistol whip’ the clerk while the other stole various items, including the clerk’s personal property. The bandits then fled the area prior to the officers’ arrival.

Investigators say the first suspect is described as a black male who was wearing a light-colored face mask, black Champion sweatshirt, gloves, black pants, and possibly mismatching socks. The second suspect is described as a black male who was wearing a black mask, black hooded sweatshirt with a yellow ‘L’ and a blue/green ‘R’, gloves, black pants, and black and white sneakers.

If anyone has any information about the identity of these suspects, you are encouraged to contact APD at (828) 252-1110.  Or you can send an anonymous tip using the TIP2APD smartphone application (search “Asheville PD” in your app store) or by texting TIP2APD to 847411.

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