Woman robbed at ATM

Published 9:26 am Thursday, May 21, 2015

Police are looking for Frederick Darrel Howell, a homeless man suspected of robbing a women at gunpoint Saturday evening.

Mocksville Police Detective Tom Slater said the woman was at the State Employees ATM at the Mocksville Marketplace shopping center off US 601 South when a white man wearing a black mask ran up, pointed a handgun at her and demanded money.

She told the man she hadn’t got any money yet, and he ordered her to complete the transaction. He grabbed the money when it came out and ran from the scene, jumping into the bed of a red S10 pickup truck that sped off.

A short while later, Sheriff’s Chief J.D. Hartman spotted the truck at Crossroads Mart, at US 64 East and Dalton Road. Howell fled on foot, and two inside the truck were arrested.

Nancy Thomas Robinson, 47, and Joshua Cole, 24, who said they were homeless and had been living in a shelter in Statesville, were each charged with accessory after the fact.

Slater has warrants for Howell’s arrest for robbery with a dangerous weapon.