Two sisters mugged early Wednesday morning near Bendix Drive

  • Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013 11:06 a.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, January 18, 2013 12:16 p.m.

SALISBURY Police are looking for the men who mugged two sisters early Thursday near an East Innes Street BP convenience store.

The women told police they were staying at the Economy Inn at Bendix Drive and decided to walk to the store at 1518 E. Innes St. for a pack of cigarettes around 3:45 a.m.

Before the sisters arrived at the store, two men approached them from behind.

One woman slipped on wet grass and fell to the ground, she told authorities. The suspect grabbed her hair and placed his knee in her back.

While she was on the ground, one of the men punched her and kicked her in the back. Her sister attempted to fight off the second attacker. The men stole a small amount of money, said Salisbury Police Capt. Melonie Thompson.

The women went inside IHOP restaurant on Bendix Drive to call for help. One of the sisters complained of back and ankle pain, but both were taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

No arrests have been made.

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