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MEDIA RELEASE [ Armed Robbery]

Media Release Number: 100608-01
June 8, 2010

Approved: _____________________
Chief of Police

HUNTERSVILLE, NC: On Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at approximately 5:05 AM, Huntersville officers
responded to Circle K Convenience Store at 9701 Sam Furr Road in reference to an armed robbery
and a motor vehicle theft. A black male suspect entered the store and had what the clerk believed to
be a gun under his shirt. The suspect demanded cigarettes and the keys to the clerk’s car. She
complied and gave the suspect her keys and 5 to 6 cartons of cigarettes. When the officers got on
scene they gathered all the information about the suspect and the victim’s vehicle and gave the
information to surrounding agencies. At approximately 10:00 AM, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police
Department reported the stolen vehicle as being the suspect vehicle in a larceny case from Radio
Shack. CMPD advised that officers confronted the suspect and attempted to stop him, but the
suspect fled away at a high rate of speed. He was apprehended after he was involved in a traffic
crash at Ashley Road and Tuckaseegee Road. The suspect allegedly ran a stop light and was hit by
another car. CMPD is handling the accident investigation. A detective from the Huntersville Police
Department responded and was able to talk to the suspect who was arrested for the robbery and
motor vehicle theft that occurred earlier at the Circle K.

The suspect, Todd William Johnson, B/M, DOB 04/03/1969 was charged by the Huntersville Police
Department with Armed Robbery and Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. The suspect is facing charges
from multiple agencies for other incidents. The agencies include CMPD, Gastonia Police Department
and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. He is currently being held at the Mecklenburg County

Anyone with information concerning this crime, or anyone requesting more information, should contact
Lieutenant Ken Richardson or the on duty Watch Commander at 704.875.6542.

“The Mission of the Huntersville Police Department is to improve the quality of life in the Town of Huntersville by working in partnerships with
the community to preserve life, enforce the law, maintain order, provide quality police services and to reduce the fear and incidence of crime.
Our most valuable asset in carrying out this mission is our employees and their dedication to maintain our reputation as “North Carolina’s
Finest” and to make Huntersville a safer community. Our core organizational values of Honor, Professionalism and Dedication serve to guide
our employees in their pursuit of excellence and in making “our vision a reality.”