According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 7:00 a.m. Saturday (October 17) a black male driving a dark colored Nissan SUV entered the Valero gas station in Hildebran at 400 South Center Street and approached the clerk. The suspect demanded the money from the register.
After receiving the money, described to be a small amount, the suspect left the store in the direction of interstate. No weapon was produced during the incident. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a Carolina Panthers mask and a multicolored Tommy Hilfiger jacket.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at 828-438-5500 or Morganton/Burke Crimestoppers at 828-437-3333. All Crimestoppers tips are anonymous, and anyone with information leading to an arrest may receive a cash reward.[Photos courtesy of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office]