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STANLEY, N.C. -- Deputies are searching for a man behind an armed robbery at a Lincoln County Cookout restaurant.

It happened Sunday at the location in the 7500 block of Highway 73 in Stanley around 7 a.m. Sunday.

Police say an armed suspect dressed in all black shot out the glass in the window and forced his way inside of the restaurant. He opened the safe and made off with the contents.

The suspect is described as a black man, about 5-foot-10 with a slender build.

He fled in a red, late model four door Hondo Civic.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lincoln County Sheriff s Office.

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