Sagebrush Employee Injured In Robbery


A male employee at the Sagebrush in Mocksville was alone when he heard the doorbell at the back ring Saturday morning.


The employee looked out the front door to see if a car was in the parking lot. Staring back at him was a masked man pointing a gun.


This happened before daylight, around 6 a.m. at the restaurant on U.S. 601 North at I-40.


According to Mocksville Police Detective Jerry Medlin, the employee unlocked the door and let the man in. The suspect then instructed the employee to go into the office, and give him money out of the safe.


After the suspect put the money into a Sagebrush bag, he demanded the employee to get down on his knees and hand, while he threatened him.


While the employee was begging for his life to be spared, he was hit in the back with a chair.


The shocked employee could hear the robber. The employee walked through the office, and pushed the panic button and entered an adjacent freezer. He remained in the freezer until the police arrived.


The employed suffered injuries to his back & head.
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