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Police looking for man who stole register at downtown restaurant

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Salisbury police are looking for a man who took the cash register from Thelma’s Downtown early Friday morning.

The man was seen on the restaurant’s surveillance video opening an unlocked front door and trying to open the cash register.

Police officials say he wasn’t able to open the register in the restaurant at 105 E. Fisher St. He is seen on video unplugging the register and walking out of the restaurant with it.

The robbery occurred at 12:15 a.m. Friday. The man left the restaurant the same way he entered.

The man is described as white with dark facial hair. He was wearing a baseball cap, short-sleeved T-shirt and pants.

The register did have cash inside, said police Capt. Shelia Lingle. It was abandoned and left empty behind Norvell Theater, at the end of the block.

Police detectives are checking video images, Lingle said.

It’s not clear why the front door was unlocked.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan CrimeStoppers at 866-639-5245.

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