Man arrested for robbing Winston-Salem gas station with butcher knife
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man was arrested after police say he robbed a convenience store armed with a butcher knife Monday.
Police say William S. Hardy Jr., 19, of W. 23rd Street, walked into the Peters Creek BP with a butcher knife and demanded money. He then went behind the counter, pushed the clerk and took the money that was being prepared for deposit, police say.
Officers responded around 10 p.m. and searched the area. They later found Hardy in the parking lot of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church nearby. He was taken into custody for an outstanding probation violation and for the armed robbery of the Peters Creek BP.
The money was later recovered.
A mug shot will not be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.
The Winston-Salem Police Department requests that anyone with information regarding this crime contact Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.