NEWTON, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A suspect is wanted after an armed robbery at a gas station/convenience store in Newton Saturday morning, according to the police department.

The incident happened Aug. 20, around 3:45 a.m. at Circle H on the 300 block of East 20th Street near North Rankin Avenue.

Suspect (Courtesy: Newton Police Department)

Police say they were told a man entered the store and demanded money from the clerk as he showed a weapon. That person then left the store on foot, with an ‘undisclosed amount of money,’ and headed west on East 20th Street, reports stated.

The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his 20s or 30s, between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5-10, about 170-180 pounds, and wore a black face mask, hoodie shirt, pants, and tennis shoes.

Queen City News is tracking CRIME in your area 🚨 >> Latest stories here

With any information regarding this situation, please contact investigator Dylan Adkins at