Crime & Courts

Woman accused of using stun gun to rob Belk store, beauty supply shop

Alasia Meeks
Alasia Meeks Gaston County Jail

A Gastonia woman is accused of using a stun gun to rob the Belk store at Eastridge Mall and a beauty supply shop on East Franklin Boulevard, the Gaston Gazette reported.

Alasia Kyera Meeks, 22, was arrested and charged Thursday with two counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, and one count each of misdemeanor larceny and second-degree trespass, Gaston County Jail records show.

She remained in the jail Friday on $75,000 bail.

According to arrest warrants, Meeks conspired with a 20-year-old woman and two juveniles to steal hundreds of dollars of men’s clothing from the Belk store in Gastonia, the Gazette reported. The 20-year-old woman has not been charged.

Meeks also is accused of using the stun gun to take a $25 hair bundle from Sally’s Beauty Supply in Gastonia last Friday, according to the Gazette.

No injuries were reported.

The case was the second this week in which a stun gun was used to rob a Charlotte area store.

A Charlotte couple faces common law robbery charges after they were accused of using a stun gun on a Walmart greeter in Indian Trail on Sunday. The couple was stealing a large-screen TV from the store when the 65-year-old female store greeter asked them for the receipt, authorities said.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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