Two men, one dressed as a woman, steal cellphones from local store

Published 11:08 am Monday, July 2, 2018

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — A man who was dressed as a woman is a suspect in the theft of cellphones from a Salisbury store.

The Salisbury Police Department is looking for two men who made inquiries about cellphones about 8 p.m. Friday at the Metro PCS store at 519 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

The men ran from the business with phones and did not pay for them, police said. One of the suspects was dressed like a woman, according to a store employee and surveillance video. He was wearing a multicolored dress and hair extensions, the employee said.

The two men asked a store employee about two iPhone 10s, a police report said.

One of the men then grabbed the phones from the employee’s hand and ran from the store.

Police have not identified the suspects.

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