Thieves hit south Charlotte sports store twice, police say

CHARLOTTE — Two robberies were reported at Hibbett Sports within in about a 24-hour span in south Charlotte, police said.

The robbers were carrying a gun in the sports store when they left with stolen shirts and pants, a witness told police.

A woman told police two thieves stole Nike clothing around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, then assaulted her as they left the store.

A man reported a similar crime at about the same time the next day.

“I never have problems in this area,” said Maria Delgado, owner of Yvelisse Salon. “I’ve been here 14 years, and I never have problems.”

The salon shares a shopping center at South Boulevard and Archdale Drive with Hibbett Sports.

“I see sometimes police, and I see the security guy yesterday right here looking around. So I don’t know how that happened,” Delgado said.

Delgado said she realizes the crimes are not the norm in the Archdale Marketplace Shopping Center.

“I think, maybe, they have to add more security,” she said.

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Delgado said she plans to take precautions to protect her business.

It is unclear if the robberies were connected, and no injuries were reported.

No arrests have been made.

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