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Four skip out on fare, rob cabbie

Instead of paying their fare, a group of men chose to rob their cab driver Thursday morning.

A cab driver with Latino Express reported to the Salisbury Police Department that her purse was stolen after she picked up a group of men on Kenway Drive near Woodleaf about 4 a.m. The driver ferried four men to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and told them the fare was $40. According to reports, the men stood next to the open door of the cab for a moment before one of them reached in and snatched the driver’s purse. The men ran south on North Clay Street.

The driver said she had $110 in cash in the purse.

In other Salisbury Police Department reports:

  • Go Burrito reported Thursday that a man tore off a security camera and then stole six cans of beer.
  • A man in the 300 block of Lakewood Drive reported a burglary Thursday.
  • Dunkin Donuts on West Jake Alexander Boulevard reported a burglary by forced entry Friday.

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

  • A man reported Wednesday that someone used his Verizon account to purchase a phone.
  • A woman reported fraudulent activity Thursday.
  • A man reported a burglary Thursday in the 200 block of Goodson Road.
  • Zaccari Scott Barron, 30, was charged Thursday with resist, delay and obstructing a public officer in the 200 block of West Second St., Landis.
  • Michael Wayne House, 46, was charged Thursday with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance at Brenner Avenue and Old Wilkesboro Road.
  • Paul Kevin Patterson, 29, was charged Thursday with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance in the 600 block of Poplar Avenue, Kannapolis.

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