Smithfield Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed the Smithfield 7-11 convenience store early Thursday morning with a hammer. At approximately 3:50 a.m. a white male described as 6’2″ tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds and wearing two white bandanas, one on his head and the other over his face. Officers say that the assailant walked into the convenience store and smashed open the beer cooler with a hammer. He took an 18 pack of beer out of the cooler then went to the cashier and demanded three packs of cigarettes and the cash in the register (approximately $74 and change). The assailant is also described as wearing a white shirt and dark pants. Officers arrived on the scene fairly quickly but were unable to locate the man. If anyone has any information that may assist officers in their investigation, they are encouraged to call the Smithfield Police Department at 563-8501.
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