Owner of Fayetteville adult boutique shot during robbery
Posted January 9, 2014
Updated January 17, 2014
Cumberland County, N.C. — The owner of an adult store in Fayetteville was in serious condition after a shoot-out with armed robbers at the store, police said Thursday.
The incident happened about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cupid’s Boutique on North Reilly Road. Officers said two armed men went into the store and demanded money from an employee. One of the men stood by the register with the employee while the second went to the back office and shot the owner several times.
The owner was armed and returned fire, police said. It was unclear whether the robber was injured in the exchange. The men fled the store with cash.
The owner, whose name was not released by police, was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where he was in serious condition.
The description of the robbers was vague, but police released an image of them captured by security video.
Anyone with information is asked to call Fayetteville police at 910-303-9751 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash for information leading to an arrest, and callers may remain confidential.