UPDATED! Salisbury: Armed Robbery Saturday Morning at the Pop Shoppe on W. Innes St. $3,454 Worth of Cigarettes Carted Off

Posted on November 13, 2017

RFP Staff

♦ If there’s a let up in murders, shootings, bank stick-ups, and home invasions in ole Salisbury, the RFP is almost guaranteed of convenience store armed robberies or break-ins. Staying open 24-7, having no armed guards or no armed employees, and guaranteed to have cash and worthwhile product worth grabbing, they are robber’s “sure thing”.  How many times have we written about Rushcos, Pop Shoppes, Speedways, and Sheetz getting robbed?  On the downside they do have security cameras and if you steal an out-of-date sandwich you could have some serious gastro-intestinal challenges.

Pop Shoppe, 1831 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Security Cam still of a suspect in the Pop Shoppe armed robbery:

Salisbury police sources report that the much hit Pop Shoppe at 1831 W. Innes Street was the victim of a “robbery-firearm”.  Employing an undetermined firearm, the robbers hauled off 60 cartons worth $3,454,20 in cigarettes, a real score by convenience store standards.  On the upside no one was reported injured.  The crime was reported to 911 dispatch at 2:50 a.m.

Two suspects initially entered the store and one left after scoping it out. The second suspect attempted to used a debit card that wasn’t approved.

The first suspect reentered the store, picked up two boxes of Newport cigarettes and tried to walk out of the store, but was confronted by a clerk. The suspect dropped the boxes on the floor and immediately reached to his side as if he packed a gun and told the clerk he had one. The clerk backed off. The robber snatched up the boxes and headed out the door. Soon he and his partner drove off the lot in a Chevvy Impala.

Suspect one was a Black male with blond tipped dreads. Of a medium build, he wored a black hoodie, dark green jeans, and white sneakers.

Suspect two was a Black male, wearing a gray hoodie, and dark jeans.

The two robbers drove a dark Chevvy Impala East on West Innes Street.

The suspect’s Chevvy Impala:

Manifest of items stolen from the Pop Shoppe on 1831 W. Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Location Pop Shoppe, 1831 W. Innes 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.

**This article will be updated as more information and photographs arrive.**

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