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Woman reports robber put gun to her head



Staff Writer


Deputies are searching for a man they said put a gun to a woman’s head and robbed her Saturday morning at her Lincoln County residence.

The victim, Virgina Ruth Stamey, told one of the suspects to come to her home in north-central Lincoln County around 11 p.m. Friday in order to sell her a gaming system, deputies said.

The man, also known as “Zeek,” showed up at Stamey’s home with another man after midnight and asked for the money, officers said. Once the woman pulled out $1,000, the suspect put a pistol to her head, grabbed the cash and fled the property, according to an agency press release.

The gunman, whom Stamey told deputies may live in the Hickory area, is described as a black man, six feet tall with a muscular build, short hair and a broken front tooth, the release said.

The Sheriff’s Office is conducting an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information on the suspect or incident is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at (704) 732-9050 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 736-8909.

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