Arrest made in July 11 robbery of Akron Market Amoco

Richard Thomas (Tommy) Little
"Incident# 1
July 11, 2015 
IR# 1536693
Location: Akron Market Amoco  (3890 N. Glenn Avenue Winston-Salem, NC)

On July 11, 2015, at approximately 12:45 a.m., a black male entered the Akron Market Amoco and confronted an employee of the business with a firearm while demanding currency from the cash register. 

The suspect fled the business on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.  The employee was not injured during the encounter and authorities with the Winston-Salem Police Department have been investigating the incident since it occurred. 

Incident# 2
November 08, 2015
IR# 1560838
Location: Family Dollar (4404 Old Rural Hall Road Winston-Salem, NC)

Shortly after 8:00 p.m., officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to the Family Dollar located at 4404 Old Rural Hall Road on a reported armed robbery.  Two suspects entered the business through the front door.  One suspect remained at the front door, while the second suspect proceeded to rob the business while brandishing a handgun.  The second suspect fired multiple shots inside the business, striking two employees of the business.  Those injuries are not life threatening.  The two suspects fled the business with an undisclosed amount of currency. 

Update: November 20, 2015

On November 17, 2015, authorities with the Winston-Salem Police Department arrested twenty-seven year old Richard Thomas (Tommy) Little on unrelated charges.  Mr. Little has remained in custody since that time. 

On November 20, 2015, authorities charged Richard Thomas Little with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon in connection to the July 11, 2015 robbery of the Akron Market Amoco.  Authorities also charged Richard Little with two counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and two counts of Assault Inflicting Serious Injury in connection to the November 08, 2015 robbery of the Family Dollar. 

At the time of this Public Record Release, a bond and court date had yet to be determined in these matters.  A booking photograph of Mr. Little is attached. 

The investigation into these matters is ongoing.  Authorities ask that anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at 336-773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800."

- A Press Release

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