A Mount Airy store was the scene of an armed robbery Friday afternoon, according to city police.
The incident was reported shortly after 3 p.m. at La Tapatia on West Pine Street, a business that caters to the Hispanic population.
“They were robbed at gunpoint,” said Capt. Alan Freeman of the Mount Airy Police Department, but no injuries resulted.
Two Hispanic males entered the store that Freeman described as a “mom-and-pop” operation, but no information was released on any money or other valuables they might have taken during the incident.
“We’ve got a good description of the subjects,” Freeman said.
After the robbery, the pair went across West Pine Street to a waiting vehicle and fled, although their exact direction of travel was unclear.
Freeman said it is possible that someone besides those two might have been in the vehicle, described as a burgundy Mazda.
Other area law enforcement agencies, including the Surry County Sheriff’s Office and N.C. Highway Patrol, were alerted to be on the lookout for the suspects.
No arrests had been reported as of late afternoon Friday.
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