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Man sought in Robeson store clerk's shooting

Posted July 27, 2009

— Robeson County authorities were searching Monday for a gunman who shot a convenience store clerk during a weekend robbery.

The robbery occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the 83/501 Quick Stop, authorities said. Clerk Tonya Ransom, 41, was shot during the incident and was listed in critical condition at UNC Hospitals, in Chapel Hill.

The robber is described as a black man, between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet, 9 inches tall with a medium build. He wore dark clothing and a black ski mask. Witnesses told police he was riding in a blue or dark-colored Chevy S-10 pickup with extra-wide mud tires.

Authorities said the robber might be injured.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Detective Lt. Dru Martin of the Robeson County Sheriff's Office at 910-671-3100.

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  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 27, 2009

    I believe we should toughen up some of the laws. For instance, there should be some crimes that AUTOMATICALLY will get you the Death Penalty. Committing a murder during ANY robbery should guarantee you get the death penalty. Why not? Don't tell me ANY insane person has the "smarts" to take a gun or knife and carry out a robbery. We've got to use the Death Penalty as it was designed, AND USED, by our founding fathers. Otherwise, we are allowing crime to fester and grow exponentially.