by Joe Murphy

The best and worst of Triad police blotters, as compiled by Joe Murphy


Greensboro police responded to an armed robbery at the Shell on Randleman Road at 12:12 a.m. on June 18. According to a caller, the armed suspects entered the store, demanded money and fled in a green Honda. Officers on patrol spotted a vehicle matching that description near the intersection of Lee and Eugene streets and with the assistance of Guilford County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop the vehicle. The suspects did not stop and a 2.3 mile chase ensued. The pursuit ended near the 1000 block of Douglas Street where the suspects jumped from the moving vehicle and fled on foot. The vehicle kept going, struck an apartment building at 1004 Douglas St. and caused estimated $500 damage to the building. No one was injured. The suspects eluded capture. A stolen shotgun was recovered from the vehicle. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.373.1000.


Two Winston-Salem business were robbed at gunpoint last week. A man armed with a handgun stole an undetermined amount of money from the Family Dollar on North Patterson Avenue at about 7:50 a.m. on June 16. The man fled on foot heading south from the business. There were no injuries. The man is described as a six-foot, 180-pounds African American in his early twenties wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Officers responded to an armed robbery call at the Wilco-Hess on South Main Street at about 11:55 p.m. on June 17. The suspects entered the store after closing, brandished handguns and took money from the register before fleeing on foot. No employees were injured. The suspects are each described as black men dressed in black hoodies, pants, toboggans and bandanas.

Anyone with information regarding either of these incidents is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 336.727.2800.


Two men forcibly entered and robbed a home on Burlington Road in Gibsonville at about 11 p.m. on June 17, according to a press release from the Guilford county sheriff’s office. A 13-year old female was home at the time and reported that after kicking in the door of the residence two black males entered her bedroom and one pointed a gun at her and demanded money. When the victim said there was no money, one of the suspects hit her in the leg with a bat they had in their possession.

The suspects tore the house apart looking for valuables and left with a laptop computer, a shotgun and jewelry. The girl’s injuries were not life threatening, but she was taken to Moses Cone Hospital for X-rays. Three suspects are described as a 5-foot-4, 18-20-year-old black male with a heavy build dressed in a red shirt, red face covering and dark pants; a white male wearing a white Polo-style shirt with horizontal stripes; and a 6-foot-2, 18-20-year-old black male with a thin build, a black shirt wrapped around his head and black shorts. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call crimestoppers at 336.373.1000.