Salisbury: Motel Invasion–Armed Robbery Thursday Night at the Economy Inn on Bendix Drive

Posted on April 14, 2017

RFP Staff

♦ Salisbury Police sources report that Tabitha Helms, 21, who lives on W. Horah Street in Salisbury and the Economy Inn, 319 Bendix Drive in Salisbury were victims of a robbery–firearm and burglary–forcible entry on Thursday night.  The crime was reported to 911 dispatch at 9:10 p.m.  It was reported that the robber(s) forced their way in the door of the motel room and assaulted Helms, forcing her to the floor.  During the assault Helms sustained minor injuries.  A firearm was listed in the commission of the crime, but it is not known if a weapon was shown or just threatened.  The robber(s) was listed as an acquaintance of Helms.

Stolen during the robbery was a Cricket android smartphone valued at $350.

The Economy Inn has been the scene of several drug raids over the past few years.

This crime remains under investigation.  No suspects were named.

The Economy Inn, 319 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, N.C.:

Location The Economy Inn, 319 Bendix Drive, Salisbury, N.C.:

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: or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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