Photo of Deal Road robbery suspects' car released

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 22, 2011

MOORESVILLE — Three adults were reportedly tied up and robbed Thursday night at a home off Deal Road.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the armed robbery that took place about 9:20 p.m.
Capt. John Sifford said Scott Deal Beaver told investigators he was outside with his family when two black men pulled up in a gold colored car.
Beaver told police that as the men got out of the car and began to approach the home, he noticed one man armed with a shotgun and the other with a handgun.
The men forced the family inside the home, where they tied up Beaver, his wife, Shirley, and Nicholas Fowler. Beaver’s three small grandchildren were not tied up, but held in the same room.
Beaver told deputies one man told him to take them to his safe.
He responded that he didn’t have a safe and didn’t keep money in the home. But the man told Beaver he knew there was a safe.
The two men got into a physical altercation. At that point, one of the men threatened to shoot the children if Beaver didn’t comply.
Beaver took the man to a safe and was then forced to open the combination lock and give the man the money inside. Police have not released the amount of cash stolen.
The men left the home in a gold Chevrolet, Pontiac or Buick after taking the money.
There is a limited description of the men. The driver of the vehicle is a dark skinned black men with a large build and long dreadlocks. The passenger is a slimmer black man.
The incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Adam Loftin at 704-216-8686 or Lt. Chad Moose at 704-216-8687. Crimestoppers can also be reached at 1-866-639-5245.