FIRST ON WITN: Woman Robbed At Gunpoint

Greenville Police say a woman working at a convenience store was held up at gunpoint Monday morning.

The crime happened at the Kangaroo at the corner of Memorial and Farmville, around 2 a.m. Monday, according to police.

Detectives say the woman complied with the gunman's demand for money, and she was not hurt. Police say the gunman fled on foot and has not been found.

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  • by WITN Moderator on Dec 15, 2008 at 07:30 PM
    There can be a couple of reasons why a desciption is not provided in stories. Authorities may not have given us a description, or the description is so vague it doesn't really help identify a suspect. For example, we may be given a description of a white, black or hispanic male in his 20's wearing blue jeans and a white t-shirt. That doesn't really help identify who the suspect may be. If there is an outstanding feature that really helps identify someone then we will provide a description.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Dec 15, 2008 at 06:52 PM
    Is there a reason that we never get a discription of the perp?
  • by Tiffany Location: ENC on Dec 15, 2008 at 01:01 PM
    What is the description of this male and the name?
  • by Geez Location: ENC on Dec 15, 2008 at 11:55 AM
    The owners of these convenience stores care about one think, money, the bottom line. These employees probably make no more than minimum wage and have to risk their lives for chicken feed. It will only get worse as the economy bottoms out.
  • by Concerned Location: NC on Dec 15, 2008 at 10:51 AM
    The story doesn't give much detail - was the woman running this store alone at 2 a.m.? There have been a lot of these types of robberies in Greenville so it looks like the store owners would have people watching out for this type of thing - like sitting back behind the counter with a gun pointing the other way. Especially at 2 a.m. I'm glad the woman was not hurt.
  • by Cat Location: Gboro on Dec 15, 2008 at 10:12 AM
    Melvin, you are exactly right. I've said it a million times, and will say it again. The laws change everyday to protect criminals, and their alleged "rights". LE is restricted on how they can handle them in the streets, and then the court system sugar coats their charges once they get there. Its an absolute disgrace.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2008 at 09:36 AM
    everyone needs to exercise their 2nd amendment rights and put a stop to these criminals...come on people, if they are going to be armed how is being unarmed going to save you? They dont care about you, why should we care about them?
  • by Melvin Location: Jacksonville on Dec 15, 2008 at 05:57 AM
    When is society going to get fed up with thugs who rob people. Even when these lowest forms of human life do get caught, the cop a plea and spend minimal time in jail if at all. Then they're back on the street purchase an illegal weapon and right back to business of usual of terrorizing law abiding citizens. May be when these thugs start becoming an endangered species then society will be safe, but I doubt it, because so many bleeding hearts out there protest that thugs have rights to.
  • by OMG on Dec 15, 2008 at 05:40 AM
    I think I saw that guy!!!
  • by voter Location: nc on Dec 15, 2008 at 02:16 AM
    great description; i'll sure be on the lookout.

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