Armed robber strikes Dollar General

Published 8:49 am Thursday, July 26, 2018

Mocksville police are looking for a man who robbed the Dollar General on Yadkinville Road at gunpoint last week.

At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 16, the suspect – completely clad in black, including a mask over his face, entered the store, said said Mocksville Police Detective Blake Spillman.

The suspect pointed a small, semi-automatic pistol at the clerk, jumped onto the bag holder area, and demanded money. The clerk gave the man the cash drawer and the suspect fled on foot toward Mocksville.

A customer was at the checkout line at the time. There was also another customer and another employee in the store.

Spillman said the suspect is a black male, 5-7 to 6-feet tall, possibly with dreadlocks. He did not fit the description of robbery suspects in neighboring counties.

The town’s K9 unit tracked the suspect to where they believed a car was hidden. Investigators are looking at video surveillance from other nearby businesses.

Assistant Chief Pat Reagan said the employee did the right thing, including keeping the scene secure for investigators. “The Dollar General staff did a good job of securing the store and their customers,” he said.