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Man charged for store robbery

JENNA-LEY HARRISON
Staff Writer

A Lincolnton store clerk told police a man threatened him and robbed the convenience store he was working in Tuesday before fleeing the property.
Miles Robert Williams, 26, of 889 Acre Heights in Lincolnton, has been charged with one felony count of robbery with a dangerous weapon, according to a police report.
Williams walked into the Times Turn Around on East Main Street just before 2 p.m. and demanded the clerk give him all the store’s money “and there won’t be any problems,” the clerk told police.
The suspect was wearing a white towel on his head and white shirt wrapped around his hand, the report said.
Williams even threatened the employee by pointing his wrapped hand at him as though he were concealing a gun, the clerk told police.
After the suspect fled the store, he ran to a vehicle parked across the street and drove off.
Police said they located the vehicle a short distance away on N.C. 27 and stopped it near Pine Village Road.
Two other individuals were inside the vehicle at the time, police said.
Officers used video surveillance from Times Turn Around to identify Williams in the robbery.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies assisted police with the stop, the report said.
Williams remains in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond.
His second court appearance is set for June 4.

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