Charges have been brought against two people that Hickory police said were involved with a Friday morning robbery.
Benjamin Hill was arrested Friday morning and his wife, Crystal Marie Hill, is wanted for conspiracy to commit armed robbery, according to Hickory police.
Around 6:12 a.m., an officer saw a man running from the Q Express convenience store on Fourth Street SW. The officer got out with the man as holdup alarms from the store came into the police communications center, officials said.
The Q Express store reported an armed robbery and identified Hill as the suspect, police said. Hill had an air soft pistol in his possession and he was arrested without incident.
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Hill was taken before a magistrate and placed under a $77,000 secured bond, officials said. Hill’s wife is also facing charges and anyone with information about her whereabouts should call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.