Two robbers bound a Clayton store owner and a customer with duct tape while they rifled through the shop just after 5 p.m. on a busy stretch of U.S. 70 Business.
Clayton police say the owner was alone in the store when two men came in, one armed with a handgun, and demanded money. "They duct-taped the owner's hands and feet," a statement from the Town of Clayton says.
While the pair searched the store for money, a customer walked into La Nueva Frontera at 10499 U.S. 70 Business West, according to police. The robbers also bound that man with duct tape.
The robbers took the customer’s wallet and money from the cash register, according to town officials.
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The men drove off in a green Nissan Altima up U.S. 70 toward Raleigh, Clayton officials say.
Town spokeswoman Stacy Beard said the two victims were able to get their hands free after the robbers left. Neither had to be treated for their injuries.
Police released surveillance camera photos of the two men they say were responsible for the robbery. Clayton officials ask anyone who recognize the two men to call the police department.
Charles Duncan: 919-829-4880, @duncanreporting