Clerk beaten with hammer during convenience store robbery, police say
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
Police in Charlotte have arrested Paul Steffon Curtis, 21, and Danielle Karen Pearson, 20, after police say the two hit a store clerk with a hammer during an armed robbery.
On Thursday, at approximately 1 a.m., patrol officers were dispatched to the Circle K located at 9221 Albemarle Rd., concerning an armed robbery call for service, according to a news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
The store clerk stated a male suspect entered the store, threatened him with a hammer, and demanded money.
The clerk complied, and the suspect left the store before getting into the passenger seat of a waiting car that was being operated by a female suspect.
The description of the suspects, and tag number of the vehicle were broadcast to officers in the field. A short time later, an officer observed the vehicle pull into the Kangaroo gas station located at 7035 E. W.T. Harris Rd. The officer conducted an investigative car stop of the vehicle, while other officers transported the victim (store clerk) to the scene to conduct a show-up.
The victim positively identified Danielle Karen Pearson as the driver of the vehicle. Additionally, information and evidence gathered during the investigation identified Paul Steffon Curtis as the suspect responsible for entering the store and robbing the clerk. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident and face robbery charges.
Excellent communication between officers and telecommunicators, in addition to a solid field investigation, enabled officers to apprehend the suspects quickly.
Anyone with additional information with respect to this case and or these suspects is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 704.334.1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/
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