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Blotter: Boost Mobile cellphone store robbed

SALISBURY —Police are looking for a man who robbed the Boost Mobile cellphone store at gunpoint while wearing a surgical mask and black clothing. The robbery occurred Saturday evening at the store, 1806 E. Innes St.

The man was described as being about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, according to the Salisbury Police Department. He was wearing a black toboggan, black pants, a black shirt and black shoes. The mask covered his face.

He asked about cellphones on the left side of the store, then walked to the front counter and drew a handgun and demanded money, a police report said.

Police spokesman Lt. Greg Beam said the man did not take anything other than money. Police called in a K-9 unit to track the area but did not locate the man.

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

In other Salisbury Police Department reports:

• A man reported a larceny Friday in the 200 block of Depot Street.

• A woman reported a larceny Friday in the 800 block of East Innes Street.

• A man reported fraud Friday in the 500 block of Sonny Acres Drive.

• A woman reported Friday that someone stole items from her vehicle while it was parked in the 1100 block of Bringle Ferry Road.

• A woman reported an attempted burglary Friday in the 600 block of Brownrigg Road.

• A woman reported an assault Saturday in the 500 block of East Fisher Street.

• Salvation Army reported Sunday that someone stole from donation services at the resale store, 521 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

• A man reported an assault Sunday in the 300 block of Crown Point Drive.

• A man reported Sunday that someone forced his way into his property in the 900 block of North Church Street.

• A woman reported Sunday that she was assaulted by her boyfriend during an argument in the 200 block of Ridge Avenue.

• A man reported Sunday that someone took items from his vehicle parked in the 1400 block of East Council Street.

• Otha Gill, 60, was charged Saturday with misdemeanor assault on a female in the 500 block of East Fisher Street.

• Christina Marie Griffin, 27, was charged Sunday with felony obtaining property by false pretenses in the 100 block of West Thomas Street.

• Nelson Allen, 20, was charged on Sunday with misdemeanor assault by pointing a gun while in the 600 block of East Bank Street.

• Antonia Richard Dunaway, 57, was charged Sunday with misdemeanor assault on a female in the 200 block of Ridge Avenue.

In Rowan County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• A woman reported an assault Thursday in the 200 block of Ridenhour Road.

• A man reported Thursday that between Oct. 10 and Nov. 8, someone stole items from a building in the 2400 block of Providence Church Road.

• A male reported an assault Thursday in the 600 block of Timber Trail, Gold Hill.

• Cedar Grove AME Zion Church reported Thursday that someone stole a catalytic converter from the church, in the 200 block of Hildebrand Road.

• A man reported Thursday that someone stole items from an outbuilding in the 400 block of Potneck Road.

• Jaylan Andra Ross, 22, was charged Thursday with misdemeanor assault on a government official at the Rowan County Detention Center.

• Hayden Lee Buitron, 16, was charged Thursday with misdemeanor simple assault in the 600 block of Timber Trail, Gold Hill.

• Kevin Michael Joplin, 18, was charged Thursday with misdemeanor assault on a law enforcement officer at the Rowan County Detention Center.

• Thomas Franklin Ridenhour, 61, was charged Thursday with misdemeanor assault on a female in the 200 block of Ridenhour Road.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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