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by Joe Murphy

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

GSO SEAFOOD RESTAURANT ROBBED

Greensboro police responded to a robbery at Harborview Seafood Restaurant on South Holden Road at about 6:20 p.m. on Sunday. According to employees a man approached the counter and whispered a threat to the cashier if she did not give him money. The suspect, described as a 40-50-year-old white man with a medium build and blond or gray hair, fled east on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect was reportedly wearing a camouflage baseball hat, sunglasses, jean-shorts and a white T-shirt with blue block lettering on the front.

ARRESTS MADE IN W-S HOMICIDE

Winston-Salem police responded to a shooting at the 4600 block of South Main Street at about 9 p.m. on June 27. Corey Torain and Tyrell Wheeler were found dead at the scene from gunshot wounds. On July 16, Winston-Salem police arrested Santiago Valdez-Lopez and charged him with two counts of first degree murder. At the time of his arrest Valdez-Lopez was in the Forsyth County Detention Center for unrelated charges. There is no bond and currently no court date has been set. The investigation into the homicides is ongoing.

HAD TO GET THOSE RIMS RIGHT

High Point Police responded to a robbery and assault in the Ranch Drive area at about 12:15 a.m. July 16. Four victims reported that they were meeting a subject to purchase rims and tires. Upon meeting the subject to make the purchase, the victims reported that multiple suspects robbed and assaulted them. The investigation is ongoing.

BANK ROBBERY IN GREENSBORO

Greensboro police responded to a robbery at the Bank of Oak Ridge on Pisgah Church Road at about 9:45 a.m. July 15. A man entered holding a handkerchief over his face, approached the teller and demanded money. The man left with an undetermined amount of cash and is described as a black man in his forties, with a slim build and medium to dark complexion wearing a waist length black and tan jacket, a hat, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

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