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GRIFTON, Pitt County – Grifton Police are searching for three masked individuals who robbed Ricky’s Sweepstakes on Saturday night, according to Grifton Police Sergeant Dennis.

Police say they received a call around 9:50 p.m. that three people wearing dark clothes and masks walked into the business on Queen street. There were about 10 people in the internet cafe who all hit the ground and tried to hide under the tables the computers were on, according to Sergeant Dennis.

The suspects fired one one and left with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Dennis.

No one was during the robbery. Police then deployed a K-9 to track the masked individuals.

According to Dennis, Pitt County Sheriff’s department is working to get still images of the suspects from surveillance video. They will try to identify the individuals from those and will also release the photos to the public, according to Dennis.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Grifton Police Department at 252-524-4161.

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