Armed robbery at Mystic Sweepstakes on South Broad Street in Winston-Salem, 1 suspect arrested, 1 suspect at large

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (WGHP) — One suspect has been arrested and another remains at large following the robbery of a Winston-Salem business Friday morning, according to the Winston-Salem Police Department.

Officers responded to Mystic Sweepstakes at 1101 South Broad Street after receiving a report of an armed robbery around 3:44 a.m.

At the scene, officers located Myrick Malone Dodd, 24, of Winston-Salem, and an unknown suspect attempting to flee from the Mystic Sweepstakes.

Police say they were able to take Dodd into custody after a brief struggle. The second suspect continued to flee on foot and eluded law enforcement.

Investigators say Dodd and an unknown suspect came into Mystic Sweepstakes and began arguing with store employees. During the altercation, the unknown suspect allegedly pulled out a gun and demanded the keys to the cash register.

During the quarrel, the customer in the store called the police.

Dobbs is accused of:

  • Armed robbery
  • Theft of firearms
  • Two cases of attack on a representative of the government
  • Resist/delay/impede
  • Possession of a firearm by a felon
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Carry a concealed handgun

Dobbs’ bond on those charges is still pending.

The unknown suspect remains at large. The investigation is active and ongoing.

The Winston-Salem Police Department is asking for the public’s help in this case. Anyone with any information regarding this incident or similar crimes is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700, Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800 or En Espanol at ( 336) 728-3904. The Text-A-Tip program at (336) 276-1717 allows you to anonymously send text messages, photos and videos to the Winston-Salem Police Department. You can also have a look “Crime Stoppers of Winston-Salem Forsyth County” on Facebook. A A Crime Stoppers tip form can also be found online.

Armed robbery at Mystic Sweepstakes on South Broad Street in Winston-Salem, 1 suspect arrested, 1 suspect at large

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