Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

By Mark Wineka
Salisbury Post
Salisbury Police arrested a man Monday for his participation in the May 30 armed robbery of the Dollar General store at 2141 Statesville Blvd.David Aaron Griffin, 21, of 209 W. 11th St. was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $100,000 bond.
He and an accomplice, as yet not apprehended, are charged with taking $5,847.27 from the store’s safe after binding two women clerks with duct tape.
Griffin’s arrest warrant said he used a small-caliber handgun and threatened the lives of Akeila Drye and Tanisha Yancey.
Griffin’s first appearance in District Court will be Wednesday morning.
The robbery occurred around 1:40 p.m. May 30. Reports said two men approached one of the clerks when she went to the rear of the store.
One of the men was armed with a black, semi-automatic handgun, police said.
The men forced the clerk at the rear of the store into a stock room, where they bound her hands and mouth with duct tape and ordered her to lie face-down on the floor.
The two men then confronted the clerk at the front of the store and forced her into an office, where she was bound and forced to lie on the floor, the police report said.
The men then took money from the store safe.
A customer came into the store and discovered the clerks. The customer helped the women get free and called authorities.
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