Bond set at $1M for robbery suspect
A Landis man is under $1 million bond in the Cabarrus County jail on multiple robbery charges.
Shawn Griffin Dillard, 25, 902 South Main St., was caught carrying a handgun and cash as he came out of the Pilot truck stop on Lane Street at Kannapolis early Monday morning, police said.
A Concord police officer was looking for the suspect vehicle in a similar robbery of the Kangaroo station at 1145 Copperfield Blvd. which occurred around 3:20 a.m.
Concord Police Capt. Gary Hatley said employees at the Kangaroo reported the man wore a mask and displayed a handgun. They provided police with a description of the getaway vehicle.
When a Concord officer confronted the suspect, he hesitated a second, then dropped his gun and threw the cash into a trash can.
Hatley said catching a robber coming out with a gun and cash is a rare occurrence. “It doesn’t happen often.”
The Concord officer determined the gun used in the robberies was taken from a Rowan County resident.
Capt. John Sifford, of the Rowan Sheriff’s Office, said the handgun was stolen Nov. 9 from a truck owned by Terry Freeze, 2705 Moose Road, China Grove.
The Rowan Sheriff’s Office has charged Dillard with larceny of a firearm, possession of a firearm by felon and breaking and entering of a motor vehicle. Warrants have been forwarded to Cabarrus County to be served.
Rowan records show Dillard’s address as 209 Broad St., Rockwell.
Dillard is charged in Cabarrus County with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of possession of firearm by felon and two additional counts of breaking or entering a motor vehicle.
His total bond is $1,040,000.