Concord ice cream shop, stores robbed over weekend

Concord ice cream shop, stores robbed over weekend

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 6 at 9:42 AM

CONCORD, N.C. -- Concord police are investigating a series of armed robberies that were reported between Friday and Sunday.

Investigators believe the three events may involve some or all of the same suspects.

The first incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Three men entered La Palmita convenience store located at 208 Kerr Street NW in Concord.

One of the three men produced a handgun and demanded money from the store employee. After obtaining money from the cash register all three men fled on foot, according to police.

The first suspect is described as a white man wearing a blue shirt, white tennis shoes and had receding hair line. This suspect produced the handgun. This person appeared older than the other two, police said.

The second suspect is a white man wearing a gray sweatshirt with a college logo and a red hat. The third suspect is a white man wearing a gray long sleeve shirt.
 
The second incident occurred Sunday at about 3 p.m. A white man approached a service window at the S&I Soft Serve ice cream shop located at 587 Church Street. The suspect produced a handgun, demanded money from the register and fled on foot in an unknown direction, police said.

The suspect is described as a white man, about 6-feet tall with a medium build.

The third event occurred about 10:30 p.m. on Sunday. A white man entered the Branchview Express Store located at 269 Branchview Drive in Concord, produced a handgun, and demanded money from the register. The suspect again fled on foot, according to police.

The suspect in this incident is described as a white man, in his late-twenties to mid-thirties, about 5-feet-11 inches tall with a medium build and receding hair line.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents or who thinks they recognize these suspects is asked to call Cabarrus Area Crime Stoppers at 704-93CRIME (704-932-7463).

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