Numerous tips lead to suspect’s arrest in convenience store robberies

Numerous tips lead to suspect’s arrest in convenience store robberies

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Law enforcement in Rowan County arrested a suspect connected to two armed robberies and one attempted armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday at convenience stores in different parts of the county.

Investigators with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office and Salisbury Police Department received numerous tips from the public, and followed leads that lead to the arrest of Spencer Vann Botteon, 20.

On Wednesday, just after 4:00 am, a man attempted to rob the Kangaroo Mart in China Grove. About an hour later, the clerk at the Rushco on Jake Alexander Boulevard in Salisbury was robbed at gunpoint. Later in the day, Pop’s Country Store on Highway 601 was also robbed.

The Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant for arrest for Botteon for robbery with a dangerous weapon.

According to the report, detectives with the Sheriff’s Office and Salisbury Police spent the night searching several locations for Botteon without success.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Salisbury Police Department at (704) 638-5340, or the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office for Lt. C. Moose (704) 216-8687, Det. Travis Allen (704) 216-8715 or Crime Stoppers 1-866-639-5245.

Tips may be submitted online: http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/

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