Albemarle coin shop owner robbed, killed

slyttle@charlotteobserver.comNovember 1, 2013 

Albemarle police say the man who robbed and fatally shot an 81-year-old coin shop owner drove off with the victim’s truck – a white 2010 Ford F-150 like this vehicle. (Photo courtesy of Albemarle Police.)

PHOTO COURTESY OF ALBEMARLE POLICE.

Albemarle police are looking for the person who robbed and fatally shot an 81-year-old coin shop owner Thursday afternoon.

Investigators say the suspect drove off in the victim’s pickup truck.

Police identified the victim as Eldridge Roger Gibson, owner of B&G Coins on West Main Street near N.C. 73.

Surveillance video shows a person entering the store about 6 p.m., staying inside for about 20 minutes, and then driving off with the truck, according to police.

Albemarle police were called to the store shortly after 6 p.m. and found a man, later identified as Gibson, lying on the floor with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a Stanly County hospital but died of his injuries late Thursday night.

Police say the suspect drove off in a white 2010 Ford F-150 pickup truck with chrome wheels. The truck has N.C. license tags ZRT-3645. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous, and police ask that anyone with information in the case contact them at 704-984-9500.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle

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