Crime & Courts

Masked men rob Statesville gas station at gunpoint

Police in Statesville are looking for three men who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Sunday night.

No injuries were reported in the robbery at the Maxwell BP gas station in the 1200 block of Garner Bagnal Boulevard. The men were wearing masks, police said.

The store clerk told investigators that three men, two of them with handguns, entered the store shortly before 10 p.m. The clerk said one armed man came behind the counter and forced the clerk to open the cash register, while the second armed man robbed a customer in the store.

The men ran off, and a Statesville K-9 dog search unit was unable to locate the suspects.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Statesville police detectives at 704-878-3515, or Crime Stoppers, 704-662-1340.