Cornelius Police searching for armed robbery suspects

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The Cornelius Police Department has released photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle in an armed robbery from earlier this month. 

Police say around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, officers were called to the Home Depot at 17111 Statesville Rd. in reference to an armed robbery.  

Several witnesses stated that a black male suspect acted as if he had a handgun and told the cashier to open the register.  

The cashier loudly told the suspect to take whatever he wanted and another cashier dialed 9-1-1, which scared the suspect.  He then ran to the parking lot where two additional black male suspects were waiting.  

Two of the suspects fled on foot through the woods towards Interstate 77 and the third suspect fled south on Statesville Rd. in a tan/gold colored Mercury Marquis.   

Cornelius Police are asking for help identifying the suspect and suspect vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to call North Meck Crimestoppers at (704)896-7867 or the Cornelius Police Department at (704)892-7773.