Salisbury: Woman Strong Armed Robbed and Threatened with a Gun Monday A.M. at Happy Traveler Inn on East Innes Street

Posted on February 28, 2018

RFP Staff

♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Daniella Rhodes, 45, a Burger King employee living on Bringle Ferry Road in Salisbury, was the victim of a “robbery-strong arm no weapon”, “assault-gun”, and “assault-physical”, on Monday morning at the Happy Traveler Inn at 1420 E. Innes Street. Rhodes’ assailant physically assaulted her and threatened her with a gun, but never displayed it during the robbery.  The robber snatched a budget Touch cellphone (valued at $100), her NC Driver’s license, and a reloadable Paycard.  The cellphone was returned damaged along with ID, and Paycard. The crime was reported to 911 dispatch at 2 a.m.

Rhodes, acquainted with her assailant, was shaken by the ordeal, but sustained no injuries according to Police sources.

Top part of the Salisbury Police Incident Report that clearly shows “assault-gun”. The threat of a gun without showing a gun is a common occurrence in hold-ups. We see this in drug store robberies, bank robberies, street stick-ups, and convenience store robberies. The threat vocally or through a note counts as an armed robbery or “assault-gun”:

Manifest of stolen and damaged items during the strong arm robbery at the Happy Traveler Inn at 1410 E. Innes Street from the Salisbury Police Incident Report:

Life goes on at Salisbury’s top rated “fun-tel” noted for its clean rooms and friendly clerks.

Happy Traveler Inn, 1410 E. Innes Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Location Happy Traveler Inn, 1410 E. 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: or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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