Man arrested for Jan 4 armed robbery at Albemarle Walmart

Suspect of Walmart, allegedly Nigel Moore, during armed robbery at Albemarle Walmart. Photo provided by City of Albemarle.

ALBEMARLE — At 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, the Albemarle Police Department arrested Nigel Donovan Moore of Salisbury for an armed robbery at the Albemarle Walmart two days earlier. The Salisbury Police Department assisted the APD in making the arrest.

A press release by the City of Albemarle said that “a tip from a citizen led to the arrest.” An earlier press release had described the incident and asked area residents for help in identifying and locating the suspect, who they gave a picture of leaving the Walmart.

On Jan. 4, Moore is alleged to have entered the Walmart, located at 781 Leonard Avenue in Albemarle, just after 10 p.m. “wearing a gray hoodie, orange face mask and dark pants.” The suspect was said to have then “approached a cashier at a register and displayed a handgun and demanded money.”

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect left the Walmart with the money and “several items from the store.” Officers with the Albemarle Police Department arrived soon after, at 10:21 p.m., but the suspect had already fled the area.

While the suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the cashier, the press release said that “No one was injured during this incident.”

Moore has been charged with Robbery with Dangerous Weapon, Assault by Pointing a Firearm, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. There are also additional charges pending. He is being held on a $100,000 secured bond and is next due in court on Jan. 10.

The Albemarle Police Department asks that anyone with information on the case call 704-984-9500 or the anonymous tip line at 704-984-9511.