Three men charged in Hickory ABC store robbery, fourth suspect at-large | Crime
By Jeff Rivenbark - email
HICKORY, NC (WBTV) - Police have charged four men who they say robbed a liquor store in Hickory earlier this month.
The robbery happened around 5:30 p.m. at the ABC store at 16th Street NE.
On Friday, Hickory Police said they had filed warrants against four men in connection with the case.
Michael Surratt and Johnathan Ussery, both of Shelby, are in custody on unrelated charges at the Cleveland County Jail. George Surratt, of Shelby, is in custody on unrelated charges at the Gaston County Jail. As of Friday morning, police said Renaldo Garcia Davenport, of Shelby, remains at large.
All four of the men are charged with robbery of a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and two counts of second-degree kidnapping.
According to the Hickory Police Department, three of the men initially entered the store and went to the back of the store.
A fourth man entered and attempted to make a purchase but didn't have any identification and was turned away.
He left the store and returned a short time later armed with a handgun. The other three men in the store then produced handguns.
Police say they stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. No one in the store was robbed and no one was hurt. The two clerks were ordered into a storage room.
Just as the robbers were leaving, a customer pulled up. The third suspect grabbed the woman's keys and drove away with her vehicle. The woman's car was found at an apartment complex on 20th Ave. Dr. NE.
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