Man robs Rushco after coming up short for Twix

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 5, 2012

By Nathan Hardin
SALISBURY — A man walked away with more than $200 from a Rushco gas station this morning after police said he demanded money and displayed what appeared to be a weapon.
Salisbury Police said the man entered the store at 1901 W. Innes St. about 3 a.m. and appeared to be intoxicated.
He attempted to open the beer cooler in the rear of the store, the clerk told police, but the cooler was locked after 2 a.m.
The man then tried to buy a Twix bar, but didn’t have enough money, and eventually settled for a bag of chips.
As the clerk opened the register, the man pulled something metal from his pocket and demanded cash.
“I’ll tell you what I want. I want you to take the money out of the register and don’t push that button,” the man said, according to a police report.
The clerk hit the panic button, but the robber escaped with $208.
He was described as a black male in his late 40s. He was listed at around 5-foot-7, dark complexion and bald, and was also described as a slender man with dark blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a red windbreaker jacket.
He was last seen heading east toward Walgreen’s.
Salisbury Police are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.