Frantic 911 call released in armed robbery

River Bend Police release customer's call for help

RIVERBEND - Police released new details about what happened inside a Craven County Dollar General store during an armed robbery, Saturday.

The armed robbery was reported at the Dollar General store in River Bend on Pirates Road during business hours, according to police.

In a new development, River Bend police released the frantic 911 call made by a customer from inside the store. The recording reveals a customer was pulled to safety by an employee while two clerks faced two armed, masked men at the register.

Police Chief Ryland Matthews is applauding the quick thinking and actions of all the Dollar General employees during the robbery.

"Our hats go off to them," Matthews said. "To protect yourself and protect others is great."

Investigators say the suspects stole an undisclosed amount of money from three registers then escaped in a silver Nissan.

The two suspects, both men, are believed to be in their early 20s.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call River Bend Police Department at 638-1108.

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