MONROE, N.C. — Monroe police are still looking for the gunman who shot a married couple on Monday after robbing them outside of the license plate agency.
Customers lined up waiting for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, but it came and went and the agency never opened because of the shooting.
Crystal Jordan and her husband, Robbie, were ambushed as they left the store with cash and checks, police said.
Mandy Strickland watched the attack unfold from her store next door. “He was trying to grab her purse from her and she was trying to hold it and when he started shooting her, she let go of it,” she said.
“She was not moving at all. There was blood everywhere and by the time the ambulance got here, it looked like she was going into shock,” Strickland said.
Surveillance cameras at Strickland’s store were rolling and in the video outside the far window, people could be seen moving about during the attack. The video is blurring and it is difficult to see the attack.
Strickland said the husband was shot next. “He was shot in the face and he also got shot in the back when he grabbed his face the first time, is when the guy shot him in the back,” she said.
Monroe police are investigating a similar robbery from last month. “There was one in Charlotte just a few weeks ago, so we’re looking at that case also to see if there are any similarities,” said Chief Debra Duncan.
According to police, the shooter fled the scene and has not been caught.
Both victims were taken to Carolinas Medical Center Union and police said Crystal Jordan was airlifted to CMC Main, where she underwent surgery overnight.
Police said Robbie Jordan was treated and released from the hospital.
The shooting has left the community stunned.
If you have any information that could help police in their investigation, please call Union County Crimestoppers at 704-283-5600.