Man arrested in Asheboro armed robbery

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Troy Dale Bullins

ASHEBORO, N.C. — A Randleman man was arrested after deputies say he robbed a gas station at knife point Sunday night.

Deputies responded to the Asheboro Shell Station on U.S. 64 around 10:30 p.m. for a reported armed robbery.

A store employed told deputies that a white male came behind the counter at the store, showed his knife and demanded money.

The suspect removed money from the cash register drawer along with cigarettes from the store. He was seen leaving the store in a white Jeep driving toward Asheboro.

While responding to the scene deputies spotted the suspect vehicle at Wilco Hess on North Fayetteville Street in Asheboro.

When both deputies and officers with the Asheboro Police Department approached the vehicle, the suspect ran on foot.

After a brief foot chase the man was taken into custody. Items from the robbery were recovered from the suspect vehicle.

The suspect has been identified as Troy Dale Bullins, 42, of Randleman. He was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, resist obstruct & delay a public officer.

At the time of his arrest Bullins also had outstanding warrants served on him for two counts unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger, and driving while license revoked.

Bullins is in the Randolph County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

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