CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is announcing a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for a convenience store robbery, arson and attempted murder in Clemmons.
On Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies responded to a robbery at 6641 Styers Ferry Road, Clemmons, N.C. Lewisville Fire Department (LFD) also responded to the aforementioned scene for a reported fire. LFD arrived on the scene first. Upon FCSO’s arrival, LFD informed the deputies they discovered the business premises burning while one male employee was locked inside. The employee was successfully removed from the burning building and the fire was extinguished.
The employee told deputies that two unidentified white males armed with a handgun robbed the store. During the robbery, they forced the employee in a back room and bound his hands and feet. Prior to departing the crime scene, the suspects threw diesel fuel throughout the store and set it on fire. The suspects were described as two white males, one in his sixties, 5’6” to 5’8” and the other in his thirties.
Both suspects remain at large. The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.
These violent crimes are being investigated by ATF and the FCSO.
ATF along with our law enforcement partners are committed to ensuring that our communities are safe, and that those who commit violent crimes such as these are held accountable. Anyone with information about these crimes should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips. Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt ® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com (link is external). Additionally, tips may be provided to FCSO Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.