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3/8/2019 10:39:00 AM
Another Armed Robbery In Hickory
Photo Courtesy Hickory Police Department
Photo Courtesy Hickory Police Department

Wayne Howard
Staff Writer

The rash of armed robberies in the Hickory area continued this week as Hickory Police responded to Salsaritas at 944 2nd Street NE Thursday night.

A black male wearing a ski mask, black Nike hooded shirt with a red stripe, black sweatpants and gloves displayed a handgun and demanded the manager take him to a back room of the business. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled.

As with the other cases, no description of a getaway vehicle was available.

The robberies since September of last year have included:

  • September 4, 2018 – Walgreen's – 2427 Springs Rd NE, Hickory
  • September 26, 2018 – CVS Pharmacy – 1504 2nd St NE, Hickory
  • November 3, 2018 – Dollar General – 4796 Riverbend Road, Conover
  • November 5, 2018 – Dollar General – 901 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory
  • November 15, 2018 - Zaxby's - 1330 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE, Hickory
  • November 29, 2018 - Blue Crab Skill Fish Games - 1703 Highway 70 SW, Hickory
  • January 17, 2019 - Speedway - 4431 North Center St, Hickory

Anyone with information regarding this on-going investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Inv. J. Crapps directly at 828-261-2626 or

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