The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a robbery at Long's Garage on Holden Beach Road near Shallotte this morning.
Law enforcement officers were interviewing the employees and roping off the area with crime-scene tape at about 9 a.m.
Garage owner James Long said he didn't see the thief. He left the front office for a moment, and when he came back inside a customer handed him some money, thinking someone had dropped it. Long then noticed the business's money box, containing $1,200, had been turned over and all the money taken out.