Suspects Pepper Spray Store Clerk In Statesville Robbery

STATESVILLE, N.C. — Police say a man and woman used pepper spray on a convenience store clerk during a robbery Wednesday night. 

The couple is accused of entering the Food Mart on South Center Street in Statesville and forcing the clerk on the ground. 

Investigators say the suspects then sprayed the clerk with pepper spray.  The duo took money from the store and fled the area in a vehicle.  Anyone with information on this robbery is asked to call police at 704-878-3406.