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Man robbed at gunpoint delays reporting it to police

By Nathan Hardin
nhardin@salisburypost.com
A Salisbury man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night as he met someone for a car repair estimate.
The incident was the fifth armed robbery in a week in Salisbury.
Police said the victim intended to meet another man at the intersection of Brenner Avenue and Statesville Boulevard about 9:30 p.m.
The man with the gun and victim had arranged a meeting at the intersection to look at the man’s vehicle for a repair estimate, Salisbury Police said.
As the victim approached, the gunman and two others got out of the vehicle and pointed a handgun at the victim.
Police said they held him at gunpoint for 20 to 30 minutes as the other two men took two 12-inch speakers and an amplifier from his car. They also took $40 in cash and the man’s ID.
The left the scene in a gold Mercury Grand Marquis, the report said.
Police said the man did not report the robbery immediately and could not provide any other details about the incident. He reported it about 5 p.m. the following day at the police department.
Salisbury officers said they are continuing to investigate the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639- 5245.

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