Police: Two being sought for assault, purse-snatching

Published 4:28 pm Wednesday, December 27, 2017

SALISBURY — Salisbury police are searching for two people who assaulted a woman and took her purse on Christmas Eve in the parking lot of a local shopping center.

Police say warrants have been issued for Travis Castillo and Shiloh Ferguson for common law robbery.

The victim, 37, told police she was in the parking lot of Marshall’s department store when two people approached her, assaulted her and took her purse. The robbery occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday outside the store, located in the Innes Street Market shopping center, 375 Faith Road.

The two were identified as suspects by witnesses at the scene and through information police gathered, said Detective Travis Shulenburger.

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

— Shavonne Walker