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Police: Man robs convenience store, ends up with only pack of cigarettes

The robbery happened close to 3:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.
The robbery happened close to 3:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.(Submitted photo)
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 9:19 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 12:35 PM EDT
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SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - One man’s armed robbery of a Salisbury convenience store netted only a $5 pack of cigarettes.

Police say the man, later identified as Michael Deangelo Brown, walked into the Circle K store on E. Innes Street near I-85 just before 3 a.m. on Thursday. He asked the clerk to give him a pack of cigarettes. When the clerk refused, Brown pulled a chrome handgun and pointed it at the clerk’s head. He then demanded the money in the safe and money from the register.

The clerk managed to call 911 on her phone, even as Brown attempted to grab the phone away from her. He then picked up a pack of cigarettes and ran from the store.

Brown was charged with common law robbery and armed robbery on July 30. He was also charged in a robbery at the same location on July 6.

His bond was set at $50,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333, or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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