Convenience store robbed at gunpoint in Granite Quarry

Published 5:59 pm Wednesday, October 9, 2019

GRANITE QUARRY — Two people robbed a convenience store at gunpoint early Monday morning, according to the Granite Quarry-Faith Joint Police Authority.

The robbery was reported about 4:20 a.m. at the Gas-n-Go store on South Salisbury Avenue.

The clerk told police officers that a white man and a black man entered the store by the front door and came into the kitchen area where she was working. The black man ordered the clerk to get down and look at the ground.

While the clerk was at gunpoint, the white man entered the store office and removed an unknown amount of money from a cabinet.

Both men ran out the back door. Police believe they left in a dark-colored sedan that was parked on Railroad Street.

One suspect is described as a white man with a beard in his mid- to late 20s wearing a dark ball cap, gray T-shirt and blue jeans. The other is a black man in his mid- to late 20s wearing a camouflage hooded jacket, black gloves, pants and shoes. He was armed with a chrome handgun.

Investigators and a K-9 unit from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Officer helped track the suspects. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Taylor at the Granite Quarry-Faith Joint Police Authority at 704-279-2952.