Two people were arrested after an early-morning robbery Thursday at a Charlotte gas station during which police say one of the suspects threatened a clerk with a hammer.
Paul Steffon Curtis, 21, and Danielle Karen Pearson, 20, are both being held in the Mecklenburg County jail though their exact charges had not yet been listed on the sheriffs office website as of 9 a.m.
Police said the pair are accused in a robbery that occurred around 1 a.m. at the Circle K in the 9200 block of Albemarle Road. A store clerk told police that a man entered the store and demanded money. The suspect had a hammer, and the clerk complied with his demand, according to police.
The suspect then took off and got into a waiting car. Police stopped the vehicle a short time later after it pulled into another gas station in the 7000 block of East W. T. Harris Boulevard.
Police said the clerk from the Circle K robbery was brought in and identified Pearson as the driver of the vehicle involved in the earlier incident. Curtis was later IDd as the man who robbed the clerk.
Authorities asked anyone with additional information on the case to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or send information to http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/