Salisbury: Armed Robbery at the Pop Shoppe Friday on S. Jake Alexander Blvd. // Assault with a Gun Friday at Sonic on West Innes Street

Posted on December 28, 2016



RFP Staff

♦ Over the long holiday weekend shots could be heard throughout Salisbury and on more than one occasion guns were pulled.  On Monday an explosion, of unknown origin, rocked large portions of the city. It’s epicenter was said to be somewhere in the vicinity of Cemetery Street.  Was it a meth lab?  Another freelance bomb maker?  Chemicals thoughtlessly stored in an attic?  A gas main?  Anybody’s guess.

No one was murdered this holiday weekend in Salisbury although a lot of miscellaneous bodies found were reported.  More overdoses? Or one-sided choices made during an especially dark holiday depression?

Sources in the Salisbury Police Department report that the Pop Shoppe at 939 S. Jake Alexander Boulevard was the victim of an armed robbery reported to the police at 12:05 a.m. Friday.  The robber came through the front door of the convenience store with a threatening note. Remaining silent during the robbery, the robber was able to take off through the front door with $1,676.23 in cash taken from the cash register drawer.   Another $800 was left behind on the premises and later located by a K-9.  No one was injured during the robbery.

The robber was described as a white male about 6 foot 2 inches tall with a blond handlebar mustache, blue eyes, wearing a white hoodie, a dark baseball cap, a dark sweater pulled up to his chin, and dungerees.

Security cam stills of the alleged robber:

The Pop Shoppe at 939 S. Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury, N.C.:

Location the Pop Shoppe at 939 S. Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury, N.C.:

The crime remains under investigation.

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/ or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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♦ Sources in the Salisbury Police Department report that Sonic employee Robert Allison was the victim of an assault with a gun at the Sonic Restaurant at 935 W. Innes Street.  It is said that Mr. Allison was struck with a semi-automatic handgun by his assailant and sustained minor injuries.  No motive was provided for the assault. It certainly couldn’t have been a gripe about Sonic’s award winning “Tater Tots”. The crime was reported at 10:03 p.m. Friday.

Sonic Restaurant at 935 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Location Sonic Restaurant at 935 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

No arrests were made yet in this case.

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/ or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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