• 41°

Two charged while in stolen vehicle, possibly linked to gas station robbery

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Authorities say two armed men who ran from law enforcement in a stolen vehicle may have been involved in a late-night robbery at a convenience store.

The Salisbury Police Department says two black men entered the Citgo store at 939 S. Jake Alexander Blvd. shortly after 11 p.m. Monday. Both men wore bandanas covering their faces. One carried a semi-automatic pistol, and the other held a revolver.

The men demanded money from the clerk. Police say they pushed the clerk out of the way and took money from the cash register. The clerk was not harmed.

The men were seen running toward Interstate 85.

A short time later, a trooper with the N.C. Highway Patrol spotted a Honda that a database said was stolen. The driver of the vehicle sped away and was eventually pulled over at Academy and Duval streets. Authorities say five people jumped out of the Honda.

A trooper apprehended two of the five. Those names were not immediately available.

Troopers found two guns in the vehicle — a semi-automatic pistol and a revolver. Police are still working to determine if any of the suspects who ran from the vehicle were involved in the gas station robbery.

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

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

Comments

Local

Board of elections discusses upgrading voting machines, making precinct changes

News

Lawmakers finalize how state will spend COVID-19 funds

Local

Salisbury Station one of several ‘hot spots’ included in NCDOT rail safety study

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, school considering options

News

Iredell County votes to move Confederate memorial to cemetery

Nation/World

Lara Trump may have eyes on running for a Senate seat

Local

Rowan among counties in Biden’s disaster declaration from November floods

Local

PETA plans protest at Salisbury Police Department on Friday

Education

Essie Mae Kiser Foxx appeal denied, charter revoked

Coronavirus

29 new positives, no new COVID-19 deaths reported

Crime

Blotter: Woman charged with drug crimes

News

Nesting no more: Eagles appear to have moved on from Duke’s Buck Station

Business

The Smoke Pit leaving downtown Salisbury for standalone building on Faith Road

Education

Shoutouts

High School

High school football: Hornets’ Gaither set the tone against West

Local

Salisbury to show off new fire station

Education

Livingstone College to host virtual Big Read events this month

Local

City makes some appointments to local boards, holds off on others to seek women, appointees of color

Education

Education briefs: RCCC instructor honored by Occupational Therapy Association

Local

Second quarter financial update shows promising outlook for city’s budget

Columnists

Genia Woods: Let’s talk about good news in Salisbury

Local

City attorney will gather more information for Salisbury nondiscrimination ordinance

Education

North Hills planning to hold May fundraiser in person

East Spencer

Developers aim to transform former Dunbar School site into multi-purpose community development