GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

Greenville Police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Monday night at the Kangaroo station at the intersection of East 14th Street and Greenville Boulevard.

Police Chief Hassan Aden says the incident is linked to a series of armed robberies at gas station convenience stores.

"I don't like the fact that we've got this series going on and we have all of our available resources working it," said Chief Aden.

Police said the robbery happened just before 10 p.m.

According to officials, one suspect entered the store with a handgun and demanded cash. The cashier was the only person inside at the time.

The suspect used his sweatshirt to shield his face, investigators said. He ran away from the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one was injured.

Police are looking into the possibility that this robbery may be linked to other recent robberies in the area.

Police Chief Hassan Aden says his staff is employing several strategies to put a stop to the robberies in the area. He says officers have upped patrols and that GPD is teaching gas station employees safety strategies.

"Really paying attention, calling us when they see anything suspicious, but also making eye contact greeting customers as they come in and watching their surroundings," he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Greenville Police at (252) 329-4315 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 758-7777.