It was an encouraging sign in the search for 24-year-old Allison Cope, who has not been heard from since Monday, when she walked off the job at the coffee bar located within Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
In surveillance video from the Wake Forest Shell gas station about 25 miles away from the airport, Cope is still wearing her Starbucks shirt as she casually parks at a pump and walks inside the shop.
RDU police said in a statement that Cope does not appear to be in trouble or “under any distress.” In addition, there’s no evidence that a crime has been committed.
Cope showed up at the gas station at about 4:15 p.m., about an hour after punching out for her break, taking her debit car and car keys as she left. She left her bag and cell phone behind.
Cope is about 5 feet, 6 inches tall and has blonde hair and blue eyes. She is driving a 2014 Ford Fusion with license plate number EHA 2771.
RDU police are working in conjunction with the Raleigh Police Department and the FBI.
Anyone with information on Cope’s whereabouts is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency or Raleigh-Durham Airport police at 919-840-7510.