Worker victim of ‘targeted attack’ at Rowan Co. Dollar General, deputies say

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at (704) 216-8700.
According to the report, someone assaulted a worker at the Dollar General store on Grace Church Road on Saturday afternoon just before 5:30 p.m.
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 7:37 AM EST
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Deputies are looking for the person responsible for what they called a “targeted attack” on a worker at a Rowan County retail store.

According to the report, someone assaulted a worker at the Dollar General store on Grace Church Road on Saturday afternoon just before 5:30 p.m.

The alleged victim said that a Chevrolet pickup truck pulled into the parking lot of the store. A man and woman were inside the truck, according to the report.

The man got out of the truck and walked into the store.

“An employee running the store was assaulted by an unknown person who came behind the counter and assaulted him,” said Chief Deputy Jason Owens. “The store clerk felt that this was a random attack. He did not know either one of the subjects in the vehicle including the subject that assaulted him.”

Nothing was taken from the store, according to the report.

“It does appear to be unusual that there was no relationship between the person that was assaulted and the suspect…doesn’t happen often that they don’t have some type of knowledge who the other subject is,” Owens said. “There wasn’t anything stolen, so because of the clerk not having any prior knowledge of who this guy was.”

The sheriff’s office is continuing the investigation. Chief Deputy Owens said that surveillance video was being provided to investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at (704) 216-8700.

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