Two people were robbed at gunpoint while trying to sell shoes to two unknown suspects in the parking lot of Walmart on NC 73 Highway in Denver, N.C. Wednesday afternoon (November 17).
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says the victim and a friend met with two unknown suspects around 3:30 p.m. after making arrangements through social media to sell them tennis shoes valued at $640. The parties met at the victim’s car to look at the tennis shoes.
While the victim was showing the shoes both suspects pulled handguns with extended magazines and demanded the shoes as well as any money the victims may have. The victim did not have cash so the suspects fled with the shoes in a black Honda passenger car. They pulled out of the parking lot but the victim did not get a direction of travel. No injuries were reported.
The suspects are described as follows: The first offender is a black male, 6′, with wavy black hair. He also had braces on his teeth and was wearing a gray hoodie and gray jeans. The second offender is a shorter black male wearing a gray hoodie and possibly purple athletic pants with a white stripe down the side.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Detective D. Hendrix at 828-455-6762 or Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.