Man charged with armed robbery, threatening workers at Salisbury Marshalls

Man charged with armed robbery, threatening workers at Salisbury Marshalls
(Rowan Sheriff's Office)

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - A man was jailed after police say he threatened workers at the Marshall’s department store on Faith Road on Monday night.

According to the report, a man now identified as Gregory Allen Ogara, 32, walked into the store with a woman just before 8:00 pm. The two walked over to the shoe section, took off the shoes they were wearing, but on new shoes, grabbed more new shoes, and tried to leave the store.

A loss prevention worker stopped the couple at the door and demanded the leave the shoes. Ogara kept putting his hands in his pockets, causing the loss prevention worker to question what he was doing.

Ogara then said “you need to be more concerned about the 9mm I have behind my back.” Ogara and the woman then left the store.

The couple got into a white Ford Explorer, then struck a parked car as they left.

Ogara was identified later through use of the store surveillance video. He was arrested by a Rowan County Sheriff’s deputy and jailed on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and hit and run with property damage.

Bond was set at $20,000.

The woman has not been identified, according to police.

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