A woman was arrested in the early morning hours Saturday after robberies at two Aberdeen convenience stores overnight.
An adult female reportedly entered a convenience store at the intersection of Saunders Boulevard and US Highway 1 at around 1:00 am armed with a knife. Shortly before 5:00 am the same woman entered a second store at the intersection of NC Highway 211 and US Highway 15-501 also armed with a knife.
According to police officials immediately after the second robbery an Aberdeen police office was pulling through the parking lot of the store conducting routine business checks when the clerk ran outside saying she had just been robbed.
The officer could reportedly see taillights driving out of Aberdeen on US Highway 15-501 and began pursuit of the vehicle before conducting a traffic stop near Heflin Road taking the suspect into custody.
Aberdeen Police charged Carrie Rochelle Locklear, age 34, from a Belfork Lane address in Aberdeen with two counts of Robbery With A Dangerous Weapon and Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia.
Locklear was transported to the Moore County Detention Center in Carthage where she was held under a $75,000.00 secure bond. Her first appearance in court is scheduled for January 30, 2019.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.