Manhunt underway after robbery, police chase in Grandy

Law enforcement is searching for a suspect in a robbery and police chase this morning. [Photo by Caroline Walker]

Currituck County deputies and other law enforcement are actively searching for a suspect in an armed robbery and police chase this morning in Grandy.

Authorities say a black male in jeans and gray hoodie robbed a person of a laptop at gunpoint outside the Food Lion in Grandy, then fled in a vehicle stolen in Chesapeake. The gun used is believed to be a 9mm.

Law enforcement spotted the vehicle after the suspect fled eastbound on U.S. 158, said Currituck County Sheriff Matt Beickert.

Deputies initiated a chase and the driver then turned around and went westbound before bailing from the car in the area of n the area of Mutt and Jeff’s restaurant and Rivera Tire.

A search with police K9s is underway in the swampy area in the 5000 block of Caratoke Highway.

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