Man wearing fake dreadlocks robbed Winston-Salem Cook-Out

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4505 Kester Mill Road in Winston-Salem (Google Maps)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police are looking for a suspect accused of robbing a Cook-Out restaurant at gunpoint early Friday morning in Winston-Salem.

Police said the suspect approached an employee taking out the trash around 4:15 a.m. at 4505 Kester Mill Road.

The suspect was armed and ordered the employee back inside the business, according to police. The suspect then allegedly forced the victims to give him money and he ran off in an unknown direction.

A police K-9 led to a red toboggan with attached fake “dreadlocks” being recovered in the 700 block of Jonestown Road.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, about 5’9” and 160 to 180 pounds. Police said he had a shoulder-length “dreadlock” hairstyle, a red toboggan, black jacket, dark jeans and a black handgun.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information can call Winston-Salem police at 773-7700.


  • FaithC

    Winston is getting as bad as Greensboro. As bad as the crime is in Greensboro and Winston, I never hear or read anything about their town councils doing anything about it.

    • Yep

      Actually winston is worse and has been for years. Combined with one of the lowest paid police departments (based on size) in the state…

  • John Smith

    Hey there FAITH. The VA upper management lied about the wait time numbers and just took millions of your money. What sense of anxiety did you get from that? I assure you that more people died with the VA thingy than your hungry robber whose probability of shooting you, a standard white girl, was as close to zero as is possible.

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