Thomasville police investigating armed robbery of business

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at the La Acapulquena on Friday.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., a man entered the bakery, brandished a handgun and demanded money. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money and was last seen as he walked out of the business.

A K-9 track was unsuccessful.

The suspect was described as looking Hispanic, between 5 feet and 5 feet 5 inches tall, and having a heavy build.

The suspect was wearing a black toboggan, light gray zippered jacket with a hood and light colored blue jeans at the time of the incident.

The victim also stated the suspect had gold and silver tinsel wrapped over his mouth and appeared to have drawn dark colored dots on his cheeks to further conceal his identity.

The victim’s wife and 5-year-old child was present during the robbery but were not injured. There were no customers inside the business.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact detectives at 336-475-5536 or Crime Stoppers at 336-476-8477.

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2 comments

  • FaithC

    “The victim also stated the suspect had gold and silver tinsel wrapped over his mouth and appeared to have drawn dark colored dots on his cheeks to further conceal his identity.”

    Interesting disguise.

  • Kristen Tilrico

    This pattern of robberies is disturbing and is absolutely an indicator of a greater problem/pattern at hand: Why are there not more crime PREVENTION measures taken in Thomasville/Davidson County? Certainly not every crime gets written-up in the news, but from the stories the local media chooses to cover it is not hard to deduce that said authorities focus way too much of their time and resources on REACTING to crimes. Also, as a former resident of the city of Thomasville and current Davidson County resident, I don’t find the police presence to be very PROACTIVE one. Of the dozen or so east coast cities and towns I have lived in I must say this area has one of the most disappointing police presences. It also, BY FAR, has a more harassing police presence than anywhere I’ve ever lived. I feel like behind closed doors the motto may be: “if you can’t prevent crime, make one happen.”

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