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Police looking for getaway car in Home Depot robbery

Dec. 29. Police have released photos and more details around the armed robbery that took place at Home Depot. The pictures include a somewhat fuzzy look at the alleged perpetrator and a getaway car, a Mercury Marquis.

Witnesses said that a “black male suspect acted as if he had a handgun and advised the cashier to open the register,” according to Cornelius Police. It all happened around 5 pm Dec. 16 in the midst of the holiday shopping season.

A cashier loudly told the suspect to take whatever he wanted and another cashier dialed 9-1-1, which scared the suspect, police said. “The suspect then fled 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 Road in a tan/gold colored Mercury Marquis,” a police spokesperson said. 

Cornelius Police are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect and vehicle in these photos.  Anyone with information call North Meck Crimestoppers at 704-896-7867 or the Cornelius Police Department at 704-892-7773.  You can remain anonymous.

No weapon was displayed, according to police, but the suspect was described as aggressive and threatening.

Police say the suspect grabbed his cart of tools and fled. He took two joist ties, valued at $2.97 a piece; a Bosch Daredevil three-piece spade bit set, valued at $8.97;  a five-pack Bosch T-Shank Jigsaw Blade set, valued at $4.17; two Dewalt 8-volt Gyroscopic screwdrivers, valued at $69 each; a Dewalt radio, valued at $99; two Dewalt 1/2 VSR Drills, valued at $89 each; and a Milwaukee Magnum 1/2 Drill, valued at $119.00. The items were recovered.