GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are trying to find the culprit after a hit-and-run at a Greensboro gas station.
At about 2:19 am. Saturday, police responded to the Shell Gas Station at 2514 W. Gate City Blvd.
Officers believe a man hit a person with his car before leaving the scene.
The victim was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
Police describe the suspect vehicle as a red Honda Civic with a flat, black hood, as well as an Instagram logo and “K24” on the rear glass.
The suspect is described as an Asian man, about 20 to 25 years old, standing somewhere between 5-foot-8 and 6-foot. He has a slim build and dark hair with no facial hair. He was wearing dark jeans, a black North Face jacket, white sneakers and a chain with a big medallion.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.
Numbers provided by the Greensboro Police Department show that violent crimes reported from Patterson Street to Meadowview Road decreased from 14 to seven in 2018.
Officers responded to nine violent crimes, including rape, aggravated assault and robbery so far in 2019.
A manager at Ghassan’s restaurant on West Gate City Boulevard said that the reported crimes do not impact business, but employees do take extra safety precautions when closing.
“It’s not as bad as it was maybe a decade ago, but it’s still not quite ideal, especially for the Coliseum area,” Holly Mitchell said. “We have a lot of safety procedures, we all leave together so that definitely helps.”