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Footage Shows Suspect Toting Assault-Style Rifle in N.C. Sprint Store Robbery

by Ariana Brockington /  / Updated 
Suspected wanted in a Sprint story robbery on July 31, 2017, in Fayetteville, North Carolina.Fayetteville Police Department

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Police were searching Friday for a woman who was caught on surveillance camera brazenly robbing a Sprint store in North Carolina while toting an assault-style rifle.

Footage from Monday night shows the suspect strolling around the Fayetteville business with the long firearm by her side as she seizes the cellphones. An employee behind the counter stands and watches the woman, and begins to record her on her phone before the suspect walks out of the store.

 Suspected wanted in a Sprint story robbery on July 31, 2017, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fayetteville Police Department

The Fayetteville Police Department on Thursday said that officers responded to the incident around 7:25 pm ET. The suspect walked into the business with the gun, demanded the clerk give her phones and then fled in a dark blue Mazda, police said.

Fayetteville police spokeswoman Asia Cannon said no one was harmed during the robbery, when two cellphones were stolen.

"The safety and security of our employees and customers is our top priority," Sprint said in a statement. "We’re grateful that no one was injured during this incident."

Detectives trying to locate the suspect asked for the public's help in identifying her. She was described as white with dark-colored hair and a tattoo on her right shoulder blade.

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