Salisbury: Gunman Holds Up Darnell Keith on N. Long St. this A.M. for $116 and a Cell Phone. Was this Robbery a Repeat Performance?

Posted on November 3, 2017

RFP Staff

♦ “The Second Time’s a Charm”, Charles “Dutch” Norcus, 30’s gangster

According to Salisbury Police sources Darnell Keith, 59, of 1714 N. Long Street was the victim of a “robbery-firearm” Friday morning when a gunman “tricked” Keith into opening his front door and Black man in a ski-mask burst in him, leveling a handgun on the victim.  Keith handed the robber $116 and a cell phone.  Keith believed the robber, between 20 and 22 years-old, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall, and weighing 140, was the same man who robbed him earlier this month on October 3rd.

The stolen cell phone was tracked to behind 932 Cedar Street in East Spencer where a K-9 found it.

The Victim Darnell Keith:

1714 N. Long Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Location 1714 N. Long Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

The crime remains under investigation. No suspects have been named at this time.

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.

Last time Keith was robbed on October 3rd. when he was clipped for $629.  Here is the RFP’s article on the October 3rd stick-up:

“Strong arm robberies AKA as brute force robberies are becoming a major player in Salisbury’s robbery scene right up there with guns, knives, and blunt force objects.  A sizeable number of persons wind up with a trip to the ER for treatment for their injuries sustained from being severely beaten for their money, watches, jewelry, and smart phones.

According to the Salisbury Police Department sources Darnell Keith, 59, living at 1714 N. Long Street, was the victim Tuesday of a “robbery-strong arm no weapon” at his home when a stranger stole $629 in cash from Keith.  No injuries were reported after the confrontation. It’s alleged that drugs/alcohol may have had a role in the incident.

The crime remains under investigation. No suspects have been named at this time.

Manifest of stolen items from the Police Event Report:

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