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January 18, 2021

Two masked, gloved men rob Cricket Wireless cellphone store

SALISBURY — Police are looking for two men who robbed a Cricket Wireless cellphone store Monday morning while wearing disposable face masks and rubber gloves.

The men stole several cellphones and cash, said Salisbury Police Department spokesman Lt. Lee Walker.

A man rang the bell around 10:30 a.m. at the store, located at 1040 Freeland Drive, and asked if he could upgrade his iPhone to a newer model. The manager told the man he could and would need to provide some information in order to process the upgrade, Walker said.

Salisbury Police Department investigators are looking for this man who robbed the Cricket Wireless cellphone store on Monday morning. Submitted photo

The man requesting an upgrade said he had to get his wallet from his car. He returned to the store with a gun and told the manager to get money from the safe at the back of the store. The manager handed the man cash from the safe. The suspect took money from the register and placed several iPhones into a backpack.

A second person who was also wearing a mask began gathering cellphones as well. The two left the store.

One person was wearing a black baseball cap, a white T-shirt, dark pants and multi-colored shoes. The second suspect wore a mask and gloves with what appeared to be a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and black shoes.

Salisbury Police Department investigators are looking for this man who robbed the Cricket Wireless cellphone store on Monday morning. Submitted photo

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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