Updated! Rite Aid Pharmacy, at 508 Hwy 29 N. in China Grove, Robbed Last Night. Camera Still of Suspect Available Here

Posted on January 25, 2018

RFP Staff

UPDATE: Suspects Halston Lee Clark, 23, and his stepfather Ricky Ray Shakleford, 56, of 335 Fox Run Road in Salisbury, are in custody Friday for this alleged crime and five other alleged pharmacy stick-ups in Rowan County.  A detailed report will appear Saturday morning.

According to China Grove Police and Rowan County Sheriff’s Office sources the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 508 Hwy 29 North, in China Grove was the victim of a robbery at around 8:30 p.m.   A heavyset white male stepped up to a Rite Aid employee at a counter and reportedly demanded opioid medications.  He appeared to have his hand menacingly thrust into his jacket as if he had a pistol.

Wearing a hooded winter jacket and a cap pulled to eyebrow level, the suspect was bearded, in his late 30’s to early 40’s, and stood about 5’9” tall. He is believed to live in the area. At the time of this writing an accounting of what was stolen was not yet disclosed.  No one was reported injured during the incident.

Numerous China Grove and Rowan County Sheriff’s Office vehicles responded to the scene and filled the Rite Aid parking lot.

Residents in the area this morning reported hearing the thrum of helicopters overhead.  It is not yet known if this activity was related to last evenings robbery.

Camera still of the robbery suspect:

The China Grove Police Department are requesting that anyone with information about this crime to please call them at 704-857-7755 Ext. 207

Rite Aid Pharmacy, 508 Hwy 29 North, China Grove, NC:

Location Rite Aid Pharmacy, 508 Hwy 29 North, China Grove, NC:

**This article will be updated as more information becomes available.**

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