Wave of Violence Sweeps Salisbury: Strong Arm Robbery at Economy Inn on Bendix Drive and Knifepoint Break-in on Standish Street

Posted on May 16, 2016

RFP Staff

♦ The wave of criminal violence continued throughout the weekend in Salisbury, N.C.  The tragic killing of Larry Lamar Cruse, 27, on North MLK, Jr. Avenue and the double-shooting near Bounce City at 120 N. Church Street Saturday morning (confirmed by a Salisbury Police Incident Report and a press release from the Salisbury Police Department).

On Friday the 13th James Lee Coble, 25, of 255 Large Ave. in Rockwell got a dose of Salisbury “hospitality” at the Economy Inn on 319 Bendix Drive when he was the victim of a strong arm robbery.  Fortunately he suffered only minor injuries according to the Police report.  Forcibly taken, from the slightly built Coble, were a set of keys and approximately $1,200 in paper currency.  Cassie Lynne Coble, 27, was not harmed during the robbery.

On Saturday May 14th a burglar forced their way through the rear door of Apt.10b at the Zion Hills apartment complex on 1614 Standish Street.  A Black male pulled a knife on Shanelle Nicole Sams, 25, but soon fled the premises.  According to the police report Sams sustained only minor injuries.  Nothing was reported stolen from her apartment.

If anyone has any information about these crimes they are urged to call the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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