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Circle K robbed, clerk runs out of store

 By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A man believed to be armed with a gun walked into the Circle K convenience store and took money from a cash register and cigarettes, police said.

The robbery occurred at 3:26 a.m. Monday at 1015 E. Innes St.

A man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a black stocking over his face and something wrapped around his hand walked into the store. The clerk saw a man at the front of the store who had his back to him. When the man turned around, the clerk could see the suspect’s face was covered.

The clerk started to walk away and the suspect made him return. The suspect walked to the back of the store toward the beer cooler and asked about the price of Newport cigarettes, said police Capt. Shelia Lingle.

He demanded the clerk open the cash register and the safe. The suspect told the clerk he had a handgun, but all the clerk could see was the man’s hand wrapped in some type of clothing. The suspect demanded again that the clerk give him the money in the safe and register.

The clerk ran out of the store with the suspect chasing behind him.

The suspect is seen on store surveillance video running back into the store. He moves around the counter and takes all the money from the register and leaves the store on foot headed toward East Lafayette Street.

The clerk was not harmed during the robbery.

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

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