Man accused of holding gun on manager at Food Lion in Maiden in custody

CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Law enforcement officials in Catawba County have arrested a man they say robbed a local grocery store at gunpoint Monday afternoon.

Bobby Lee Drum was arrested in connection to a robbery that happened around 1 p.m. at the Food Lion in the 200 block of Island Ford Road in Maiden. Police say a man went into the store with a gun and stuck it against the manager's back and demanded money.

Officials say the employee refused to cooperate with Drum's demands and a struggle between the two ensued. Drum ran from the store and fled the scene at a high speed in his green colored pick-up truck, according to a report.

The store was closed after the incident but has since reopened.

Drum was charged with felony attempted armed robbery and assault by pointing a gun.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call 911 or the Catawba County Sheriff's Office at 828-464-5241.

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