According to published reports, the Marquee Cinemas in downtown Morganton was robbed shortly before midnight Tuesday (May 6).
A male suspect approached two employees who were emptying trash behind the theater. The man forced the two back inside the theater at gunpoint. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the theater’s office and fled the scene. No one was injured.
The suspect is about 5’10” tall. He was wearing a light-colored, long-sleeved t-shirt, blue jeans and boots. He had an orange shirt wrapped around his face.
The Morganton Department of Public Safety is investigating.
Anyone with information regarding the robbery should call Morganton-Burke Crime Stoppers at 828-437-3333.