• Hickory police seek two men accused of robbing cellphone store


    HICKORY, N.C. - Hickory police are looking for two men they say broke into a store early Wednesday and stole cellphones and money.

    Officials with the Hickory Police Department said they went to the Cricket Wireless store located at 2716 North Center St. around 12:49 a.m. to check out a break-in call.

    Officers said the front door to the business was unlocked when they arrived and they found that someone had entered the store through an air conditioning unit on the roof of the building.

    An unknown number of cellphones, as well as money, were taken from the store, authorities said.

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    Officials said the burglars appear to be young, slender, white men, of approximately the same height.

    Authorities said one of them was wearing a black, zip-up hooded vest over a gray T-shirt, dark-colored blue jeans, and black, red, orange and yellow Champion-brand tennis shoes with white soles. The man was also wearing a black backpack that had light-colored straps that buckled at the chest and waist.

    The second burglar, officials said, was wearing a light gray, hooded sweatshirt with a light-colored backpack, possibly gray with black trim. He was also wearing black pants that tied at the waist with elastic at the ankles and black canvas-style, skate-type sneakers with lighter colored soles.

    Both suspects had what appeared to be dark-colored T-shirts over their heads, officials said.

    Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator D. Bailey directly at 828-261-2687 or dbailey@hickorync.gov.

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