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Kinston attempted armed robbery under investigation

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KINSTON, N.C. - Police in Kinston are investigating an attempted armed robbery.

It happened Tuesday night at the Marathon Store located on North Queen Street.

Officers arriving on the scene were told a black male, 5'7", about 130 pounds, wearing a black hat, white shirt, and black pants, came into the store armed with a silver hangun and fired a round into the ceiling as he demanded money. He also fired a round through a plate glass window in the front of the store.

He fled on foot without any cash and headed east. Fortunately, there were no injuries.

The incident is still under investigation.
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