New Bern Police told NewsChannel 12 that the report of an armed heist at a Books-A-Million parking lot was "not a true robbery."
According to investigators, five people were involved in the incident off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The call in at about 11 p.m. Sunday. A police official said a suspect had a handgun.
The unidentified suspect was arrested shortly after the crime was reported, investigators said.
There were no injuries reported, according to police. The investigation is ongoing.