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Man crawls in ceiling to rob Fayetteville bookstore

Posted January 6, 2013

— A man crawled through the ceiling to rob a used bookstore in Fayetteville Sunday evening, police said.

The man got into the ceiling through the bathroom of 2nd and Charles, at 1920 Skibo Road, crawled for a while and then jumped out into the hallway, police said. The manager saw him and called 911. The man grabbed the cash register drawer and ran away before police arrived.

Police K-9 units searched the area, but no arrests have been made.

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  • missy01 Jan 7, 2013

    He's an underachiever criminal. He robbed a bookstore that sells USED books.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 7, 2013

    Are they sure he wasn't just trying to return a late overdue book? I'm sure he didn't mean to take the cash register.

  • lopo Jan 7, 2013

    "The man grabbed the cash register drawer and ran away before police arrived."

    I thought he was going to steal books, i guess not. Maybe the govt. should quit handing out EBT cards and start handing out library cards instead.