July 10, 2020
Denver, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an early morning robbery at a business on North Business Highway 16 in Denver.
Detectives say someone entered the Seven-Eleven at 2821 N. NC 16 Business around 5:15 a.m. on July 10, 2020, pulled what is believed to be a weapon from the waistband and pointed it at the clerk. The suspect demanded money and forced the clerk to open the cash register drawers. The clerk placed money into a bag the suspect was carrying. The suspect then fled southbound on Business Highway 16 on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. A K-9 was called in and tracked the suspect for a short distance before losing the scent.
The suspect was wearing a mask, a blueish gray hoodie and dark jeans. Investigation into the robbery is continuing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202.