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Robber shoots Wayne store clerk

Posted June 5, 2012

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— A robber shot a clerk who fought him inside a Dudley store Monday night, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Maj. Tom Effler said that a masked man entered Glenn's Country Store on Genoa Road around 11 p.m. and pulled out a handgun. The clerk got out his own handgun and tried to shoot the robber but missed. The two men then struggled, and the clerk was shot in the shoulder.

The robber escaped with an undisclosed amount of money and the clerk's handgun, authorities said.

The clerk, whose name wasn't released, was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro. His injuries were non-life-threatening.

Effler said that investigators have not identified any suspects.

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  • WooHoo2You Jun 5, 2012

    My idea would be to not only pprosecute these people but we actually sentence them to such stiff penalties and hard labor that jail becomes an actual deterent.-I Carry even in Cary

    AGREED! I think the jails would be much less crowded and less violent (not as much ‘free’ time on the inmates hands) if we returned to labor prisons. Maybe they could even clean their own clothes and make their own food instead of us paying private contractors to do it.

  • nonPC Jun 5, 2012

    They cannot be making that kind of money. Why not close at 8 p.m. for the safety of the workers?
    charmcclainlovesdogs2

    Maybe not out there they are not but plenty of gas stations/convienence stores make a lot of money over night. I myself, when taking long trips, drive through the night so that I miss traffic. I am greatful for 24hr service.

    My idea would be to not only pprosecute these people but we actually sentence them to such stiff penalties and hard labor that jail becomes an actual deterent.

  • Yankee AirPirate Jun 5, 2012

    "That is a really good idea. Than the crooks will know to step through the doorway already shooting.
    piene2"

    You have a distorted perception of the hoodlum type. They seek prey, easy targets. It's the same reason wolves attack sheep and not full grown grizzly bears or mountain lions. They take what is easy to get. They're not in the robbery business to get shot.

  • Lightfoot3 Jun 5, 2012

    “Than the crooks will know to step through the doorway already shooting.” - piene2


    As others have mentioned, crooks will likely move on to easier pickings, like the stores that belong to your acquaintance. That’s why guns are a great deterrence. You don’t even have to pull or shoot them to change the mind of some crooks. The mere fact that there might be an equalizer present causes many of them to scurry away.

  • WooHoo2You Jun 5, 2012

    If that is the case than why has GBJ not been robbed since...? Its the same idea as sticking the house alarm signs in your front yard. Criminals look for easy targets not ones that post outside telling them they are in for a fight and trouble.-I Carry even in Cary

    So can I finally have a tank and park it in my front yard to scare off intruders? You know it is my ‘right’ to defend myself and all ;)

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jun 5, 2012

    I do hope the clerk will be OK. I imagine the clerk will be looking for a safer job now.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jun 5, 2012

    This is the very reason why I would not work in these kind of stores. Its very dangerous and the owner/manager really don't care. They are not there working the later hours. Which brings me to why do they have to stay open all night long? They are really asking for trouble. They cannot be making that kind of money. Why not close at 8 p.m. for the safety of the workers?

  • reel4fun Jun 5, 2012

    piene2.....are you really that dumb......if they think you have one or know you do chances are they won't mess with you. You can be shot if you want to but I prefer to have the chance to defend myself first.

  • nonPC Jun 5, 2012

    That is a really good idea. Than the crooks will know to step through the doorway already shooting.
    piene2

    If that is the case than why has GBJ not been robbed since...? Its the same idea as sticking the house alarm signs in your front yard. Criminals look for easy targets not ones that post outside telling them they are in for a fight and trouble.

  • piene2 Jun 5, 2012

    "Open carry weapons and post it on your door that all clerks are carrying weapons and robbers will be shot on site.(sight)
    I Carry even in Cary"

    That is a really good idea. Than the crooks will know to step through the doorway already shooting.

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