Armed robber can't open register at Pinehurst donut shop, steals tip jar, flees on bicycle

PINEHURST - A gunman riding a bicycle tried to rob a Pinehurst donut shop of all of the cash in the register, but all he got was a few coins from a tip jar.

Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer said the robbery happened just after 5 a.m. at Snowflake Donuts located at 1402 Strickland Drive.  The robber pulled out a gun and told the clerk to give him all the money.  He tried to open the cash register himself but couldn’t get it to open.  He got frustrated, grabbed a glass tip jar, then jumped on his bicycle and pedaled toward MacArthur Drive.

The robber is described as a black male who is short in stature.  He was wearing a blue bandanna over his face.

Police are reviewing surveillance video as they work to identify the suspect.

No injuries were reported in the robbery.

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