Catawba student robbed at gunpoint

  • Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012 4:29 p.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, December 7, 2012 1:05 a.m.

SALISBURY ó Authorities said a Catawba College student was robbed at gunpoint near campus Wednesday.

A gunman held a pistol to the studentís waist, a Salisbury Police report said, as the 21-year-old walked back from a BP gas station on Statesville Boulevard. The man then demanded cash.


The suspect was described as a black male about 6 feet tall with long hair in dreadlocks. The man was wearing a hat with a black jacket and jeans.

The robbery happened around 8 p.m., officers said.

Authorities said the gunman left on foot with the studentís wallet and Droid phone. A small amount of cash and a debit card were inside the wallet.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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