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Robbery Suspect Sought By Authorities
Cheryl Ann Richardson
Courtesy of Statesville Police Department

Robbery Suspect Sought By Authorities

Authorities are seeking a suspect in an Iredell County robbery. On April 23, 2021, a 73-year-old woman and her husband pulled into a parking space on the Home Goods side of Walmart on Crossroads Drive in Statesville. What appeared to be a burgundy Ford Explorer pulled into a parking space next to their vehicle.

As the female victim was exiting the passenger side of her vehicle, the driver, of the burgundy Ford Explorer, a white female with blonde hair, possibly in her 40s exited the vehicle and started talking to the victim, who had her pocketbook positioned on her left shoulder.

The suspect grabbed the victim’s pocketbook, pulled the victim to the pavement, and dragged her to gain control of the pocketbook. The suspect then fled the scene in her vehicle, nearly running over the victim.

On June 14, a woman reported to the Troutman Police Department that she was approached by a white female driving a burgundy Ford Explorer in the Food Lion parking lot. The caller believes the female was attempting to steal her pocketbook. The woman told police that the woman and the vehicle matched the description of the suspect involved in the robbery in the parking lot of Walmart in Statesville on April 23.

The owner of the Ford Explorer has been identified as Cheryl Ann Richardson of Mooresville. On September 24, Richardson was located and interviewed by police. During the interview, Richardson admitted to being the suspect in the April 23 incident.

Warrants have been obtained on Richardson for common law robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and assault inflicting serious injury. At the time of the news release late last week, the whereabouts of Richardson were unknown. If you know where she is located or if you encounter Richardson, contact your local police.