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Hickory man charged in three armed robberies

Glisson (Source: Iredell County Sheriff's Office) Glisson (Source: Iredell County Sheriff's Office)

Conover Police Chief Eric Loftin says the arrest of 27-year-old Gregory Glisson Jr should make people feel better.

"He needed to be off the streets," Chief Loftin said.

Late Friday night a Hickory cab driver reported being robbed by a man who reportedly said, "I am an addict and I have problems." The robber put a gun into the driver's ribs, demanded money and fled once he got it.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, a man walked into a Subway restaurant on Highway 16 in Conover and told the clerk he had a gun and needed money. The clerk says the man admitted to her he was a felon and said, "I just got out of prison, and when they catch me I will be in a whole lot of trouble." 

Two hours after that incident, another robbery happened in Iredell County at a Dollar General. By that time Conover police had put a surveillance picture on social media and leads were coming in. Turns out, Hickory police knew the guy and were looking for him on unrelated charges in addition to the armed robbery of the cab driver. 

Sunday night, he was spotted and a car chase ensued followed by a chase on foot. Glisson was eventually taken into custody and charged with the three armed robberies, a larceny, possession of a gun by a felon, and trying to elude police. He was jailed under a bond of more than $200,000.

Glisson has an extensive criminal record, including more than 60 convictions over the past several years ranging from Car break-ins to larcenies, to possession of stolen goods. He has spent time in the prison system with his last stretch ending in late April. 

Authorities are still investigating the recent cases and more charges are possible. They are also looking into who owned the getaway car and if anyone else was involved in the robberies. 

No one was hurt in the cases.

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