Police search for men involved in smash-and-grab

- Gastonia police are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects in a reported smash-and-grab. 

The incident happened at 4:20 a.m. on Sept. 14 at the National Tire & Battery, 2475 E. Franklin Blvd.

Officers said the glass front door was smashed and two TVs were stolen from the business causing an estimated $200 in damages to the door, and the loss of two TVs valued at $700 and $400.

Images of two white male suspects were captured on surveillance camera. Both suspects have closely cropped hair, with one having a medium build and wearing a black visor hat, a gray shirt and blue jeans.

The other suspect has a smaller build, mustache and beard, and was wearing a teal-color button up shirt over a gray T-shirt, dark jeans and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information to identify the suspects is asked to call Detective Whitlock at 704-842-5123, or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000. Crime Stoppers pays cash for a tip that leads to an arrest.

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