Police search for gunman in restaurant robbery

FARMVILLE, PITT COUNTY - Police said they are looking for a gunman who robbed a Chinese restaurant in Pitt County Monday night.

According to Farmville Police, the robber entered China 1 near the Food Lion on Highway 258 N. and 264. Armed with a handgun, the man then demanded money, investigators said.

Mark Huang, the manager of China 1, said the robber stole less than $500 from the register and ran out. The heist last less than five minutes.

Police described the suspect as a slim black male who is between 5'5'' and 5'9'' tall. He was seen in the surveillance video wearing a white shirt over his head.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Farmville Police Department at 252-753-4111.

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