Sherry Matthews Editor
October 6, 2013
Warrants have been issued for a Bunnlevel man believed to be responsible for the Dollar General store armed robbery a week ago in Clinton. Although no one was injured in that robbery, police say the man should be considered armed and dangerous.
Assistant Police Chief Donald Edwards said the robbery with a dangerous weapon warrant has been obtained for 21-year-old Kantrell Brayboy, believed to be the man caught on video at the 707 Southeast Blvd. location on Sept. 29 going behind the clerk’s counter at the store, demanding money and then forcing two female employees to the floor.
Edwards said that video from the business was beneficial in providing a person of interest early in the investigation.
Police detectives followed up on leads and were able to identify Brayboy as the suspect, Edwards noted. Local law enforcement are now working with the Harnet County Sheriff’s Department and the Fayetteville Police Department regarding similar robberies.
The Clinton incident happened around 9:30 p.m. last Sunday when a man, described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall and wearing a gray hoodie, entered the store. According to Police Chief Jay Tilley, the individual walked around the store like any other shopper and eventually picked up an item and went to the checkout.
At the register, the chief said, the man produced a small caliber pistol, went behind the counter, forced the employees to hand over the money and then forced them to get on the floor. The man then fled out the front door with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Tilley said customers were in the store at the time of the robbery.
The incident recorded on the store’s surveillance camera showed the man had his hoodie up and his head angled down while he was in the store in an apparent attempt to hide from the camera.
Tilley said early in the week that he expected an arrest soon in the case. “We are on top of this,” Tilley stressed Monday. “Based on video evidence we have developed a person of interest already.”
Edwards urged anyone with information on Brayboy or the robbery to call 911 or the Police Department at 910-592-3105.