GASTONIA, N.C. -- Gastonia police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery inside a Walmart on Tuesday evening.

The robbery occured around 9 p.m. Tuesday in Money Center of the Walmart on East Franklin Street. Police said the suspect walked into the store and put some items in a shopping cart before going to the Money Center. There, police said, he robbed the center s clerk at gunpoint before running out of the store.

No injuries were reported.

Police described the suspect as a black male, 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, with long dread locks. He was wearing a blue hoodie, khaki shorts, a hat and sunglasses, police said.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Gastonia Police at (704) 866-6880 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at (704) 861-8000. Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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