Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sonic the Hedgehog robs Tanger Outlets

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 11:00 am By Ettie Newlands -

A suspect held an employee of a Tanger Outlets store at knifepoint, threatening to stab her if she did not give him money, a June 25 report said.

According to the report, taken at 9:42 p.m., the store manager and an employee at Bass Outlet shoe store saw a burgundy Chevrolet Equinox in the parking lot back up and hit a parked white Ford Explorer.

Shortly after that, the suspect who had been in the car went into the store and demanded money from the cash register, and the manager, 51, refused to give it to him, the report said.

The suspect, who was wearing a Sonic the Hedgehog mask, grabbed the victim, held a knife to her throat and said he’d stab her if she didn’t give him money, the report said.

The victim grabbed a shoe horn, about two-feet long, and hit the suspect with it. The report said the suspect took the shoe horn from the victim and pushed her to the ground.

The report said the suspect grabbed the computerized cash register off the desk and threw it to the ground.

The report said the suspect took the cash drawer and left with about $891.24 in the drawer.

The employee agreed with the manager’s account of what happened, and said she saw the vehicle parked in front of the store for about three minutes before the suspect went into the store.

The employee said in the report that after the suspect demanded money, she picked up the phone to call 911 and the suspect ran towards her.

The employee said she started throwing shoes and other merchandise at the suspect who went back to the manager.

The employee punched the suspect twice, the report said.

The suspect is described as a black male, about 5-3, wearing dark shorts that were possibly blue jeans, a black inside-out T-shirt and a blue “Sonic the Hedgehog” cartoon character mask.


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