Salisbury: Armed Robbery at Alexander Place Apartments. Roger Carson Forced to Give Up his ID and Credit Cards at Gunpoint Wednesday

Posted on July 27, 2017

RFP Staff

♦ It’s no secret that Salisbury’s elderly are chronic targets of robbery (armed or brute force), street beatings, pursesnatchings, and even carjackings.  Unless they carry a firearm they are basically meat.  Wednesday night at the upscale Alexander Place Apartments, location of the 2016 Joseph David Walker murder at 632 Hamilton Drive, a 72 year old man was held up at gunpoint in the parking lot.  Before 2017 closes out we expect more murders and armed robberies in Salisbury.  Perhaps record numbers.  The Fibrant debacle left our city a sitting duck and our elderly easy prey.

According to Salisbury Police sources Roger Carson, 72, of the 631 Hamilton Drive (The Alexander Place Apartments) was the victim of a “robbery-firearm”.  A stranger, with Hispanic features, drove up beside him in the parking lot and held a handgun on Carson, forcing him to turn over his wallet, ID, and credit cards. The robber drove a dark colored car. The crime was reported to 911 dispatch at 10:40 p.m.  No injuries were reported.

At this time no arrests have been made.

Alexander Place Apartments, Hamilton Drive, Salisbury, N.C.:

Manifest of stolen items:

Location 631 Hamilton 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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