Salisbury: $2,148 Stolen Thursday from Auto Works on S. Main St. // Two Felons Arrested for Allegedly Preparing to Commit a Burglary at Aaron’s

Posted on April 22, 2017



RFP Staff

♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Auto Works, at 429 S. Main Street, was the victim of larceny–from building on Thursday.  Reports say that a stranger walked into the business and stole an F&M money bag from the office containing $2,148 in cash.  Apparently no one saw the thief, only that the money bag was missing.  The crime was reported at 1:52 p.m. to 911 dispatch.

At this time no suspects have been named.

Auto Works, 429 S. Main Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Location Auto Works, 429 S. Main Street, 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: http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/ or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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♦ Salisbury Police sources report that early Friday morning Aaron’s a rental store at 2141 Statesville Boulevard was the victim of a burglary–attempted forcible entry. The crime in the making was reported by an alert citizen to 911 dispatch at 12:28 a.m. The citizen alleged seeing two persons about to break into Aaron’s and the license plate on their van was obscured with a t-shirt.

The police arrived within minutes of getting the dispatch and found a man and a woman sitting in a white compact van. The two were soon identified as Nicole Louise Coursey, 30, a felon living on W. Horah Street and Benjamin “Shane” Hawthorne, 51, a felon and registered sex offender living on W. Horah Street in Salisbury.

Nicole Louise Coursey:

Benjamin “Shane” Hawthorne:

Officers during their search of the van and the two suspects found Cousey with a pry bar, flashlight, and gloves on the vehicle’s floorboard. These items were regarded as burglary tools. The two were promptly arrested, handcuffed, and taken into custody.

Aaron’s, 2141 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury, N.C.:

Location Aaron’s, 2141 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury, N.C.:

Coursey has numerous pending cases involving breaking and entering and habitual felon in Rowan, Iredell, Davie, and Davidson County.

Coursey was charged Friday morning with larceny (misdemeanor), breaking and entering–preparation to commit burglary (felony), and habitual felon (felony).  Under a secured $32,500 bond, she is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Nicole Louise Coursey’s Previous Record:

http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi/viewoffender.do?method=view&offenderID=0824500&searchLastName=coursey&searchFirstName=nicole&listurl=pagelistoffendersearchresults&listpage=1

Hawthorne was charged with breaking and entering–preparation to commit burglary (felony). Under a secured $10,000 bond, he is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Hawthorne’s Previous Record:

http://webapps6.doc.state.nc.us/opi/viewoffender.do?method=view&offenderID=0174604&searchLastName=hawthorne&searchFirstName=benjamin&listurl=pagelistoffendersearchresults&listpage=1

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