Westgate Twin theater robbed

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 08:18 AM

The movie theater in Lenoir was robbed by a masked gunman Monday night -- the second such robbery in Lenoir in five days.

A man whose face was covered and who had a gun came into the Carmike Westgate Twin Cinema on Morganton Boulevard shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, demanded money and ran off with an undisclosed amount of money. Witnesses were unable to get a good description of the suspect, Lenoir Police Capt. Couby Stilwell said.

On April 2, a masked gunman held up the Ruby Tuesday restaurant on Blowing Rock Boulevard. In that incident, witnesses were able to get a better description of the suspect, who was wearing a hoodie and blue jeans. The Ruby Tuesday robbery occurred at 10:45 p.m. While police do not know whether the two robberies are connected, they are not ruling out that possibility, Stilwell said.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to call the Lenoir Police Department at 757-2100 or the Lenoir Caldwell County Crime Stoppers at 758-8300.