Deputies Searching For Suspect Connected To Armed Robbery At Friendly Arcade In Burke County

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. — A man is on the loose after he entered a pool hall, pointed a gun at an employee and stole money in Burke County on Monday.

Deputies with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office say around 1:15 p.m., a male suspect entered the Friendly Arcade on Highway 70 in Drexel with a firearm, pointed it at the store employee and demanded money.

The suspect then fled in the vehicle pictured below with an unknown amount of money.

Know anything about this incident or the suspect involved? Call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 828-438-5500 or Morganton/Burke Crimestoppers at 828-437-3333.

All Crimestoppers tips are anonymous and anyone with information leading to an arrest may receive a cash reward.