Police say knife used in robbery


By Abby Hackmann - [email protected]



James Sower


Kenneth Alonzo Worley


LAURINBURG — Police say two men did a little gift shopping minus their wallets this week.

In separate incidents on Thursday, the Game Stop at the Walmart shopping center was robbed at knife-point. The Belk department also reported that two jackets worth $350 were stolen.

The Laurinburg Police Department have accused Kenneth Alonzo Worley, 29, of 234 Nearly Ave., Lumberton, of the armed robbery.

Police say Worley entered the Game Stop store, and asked for an Xbox One 500GB Gears and an Xbox One Halo 5 bundle.

When handed the items, Worley pulled out a knife and said, “Don’t try to stop me,” according to a police report. Worley then ran out of the store, according to police.

The Game Stop items are valued at a total of $800, according to a police report.

Store officials said he left in a Burgundy Honda. Police were able to identify Worley because he is a known customer of the store.

Police have obtained warrants on Worley for robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Those with information, can call 910-276-3211 or 910-291-1754.

In an unrelated report, Laurinburg police have arrested James Sower Jr. of Hamlet after using a taser on him in the parking lot of Belk.

The 40-year-old Sower is accused of stealing clothes from Belk in the Scotland Crossing shopping center.

Sower was identified by Belk’s loss prevention officer as the person who stole a leather jacket and Ralph Lauren jacket. Police said Sower ran the items out to his car and re-entered the store.

After Sower was placed in custody, police said they found the jackets and a crack pipe in his vehicle.

After running the plates of the vehicle, officers discovered it was stolen from of Richmond County.

Sower was with charged with felonious larceny, misdemeanor larceny, possession of stolen good, vandalism, drug violations and resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer, according to a police report.

He placed in Scotland County Detention Center without bond.

James Sower
http://laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_SOWER1.jpgJames Sower

Kenneth Alonzo Worley
http://laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_WORLEY1.jpgKenneth Alonzo Worley

By Abby Hackmann

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Reach Abby Hackmann at 910-276-2311.

Reach Abby Hackmann at 910-276-2311.

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