- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

ARDEN, N.C. (AP) - Asheville police are looking for a suspect who they say got away with $15,000 in the armed robbery of a grocery store.

Local media outlets report authorities say the robbery of the Ingles grocery store was reported shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday.

A police report said nearly a dozen people inside the store witnessed the crime. The report said at least one shot was fired by the masked suspect, who was armed with a pistol. No one was injured.

Asheville police spokeswoman Christina Hallingse said evidence shows that the gun was accidentally discharged into the store’s counter while the suspect was attempting to rifle through a register,

Hallingse said it’s believed the suspect left the scene in a Toyota 4Runner, possibly with a South Carolina license plate.


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