Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a “Snatch and Grab” robbery at the QuikTrip Convenience Store at 7259 NC73 near NC16 in eastern Lincoln County. The store is located on the north side of the road between Walmart and Chick-fil-A.
Deputies were dispatched to the business around 2:00 AM Saturday (July 17th) after the clerk on duty reported the incident with a 9-1-1 call to the Lincoln County Communications Center. The clerk told Detective D. Hendrix that he was working in an area of the store away from the cash registers when the incident occurred.
The suspects arrived at the store about 30 minutes before the theft and moved to various parking spaces around the store while waiting for the store to be empty of customers.
The man and woman came into the store, walked to the cash register stand, stepped over the access door and went to the cash registers. They were able to open both cash registers in operation, remove all the paper money and calmly walk out of the store.
The suspects left in what appears to be a gray or silver four-door Infiniti with the woman driving. She was wearing a white long-sleeved hoodie, black spandex pants, pink and black tennis shoes and a blue bandana covering the lower part of her face. She was about five feet – five inches tall with long black hair pulled in a braid.
The man was wearing all black with a surgical type mask covering the lower portion of his face. The male appeared to be just over six feet tall with a distinctive haircut. The sides and back were shaved to the skin with longer hair on the top.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton/Lincoln County CrimeStoppers at 704-736-8909.