LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office have charged one suspect and are searching for another in connection to a robbery that took place Monday morning.
The suspect in custody is Tyrone Matthew Rozzell, 46. He was a person of interest in the case and was identified through ATM video surveillance. He has been charged a felony count of robbery.
The other suspect is yet to be identified. Detectives are working to gather information on him. He's described as a black male, last seen with a dark colored hoodie tied tightly around his face.
Around 8:00 a.m. on Monday the two men entered Jerry’s One Stop convenience store at 3778 E. Hwy 27 and pretended to make a small purchase.
When the register was opened, one man reached over and grabbed cash. After a struggle with the store owner, the two then fled the scene on foot.
A customer who at the gas pumps followed the suspects who later got into a silver 2014 Hyundai Elantra with a North Carolina license plate of FAB-1872 and fled the scene.
Anyone with information on the second suspect or additional information on the incident is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202.