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Two shot in Fayetteville convenience store robbery

Posted November 26, 2012
Updated November 27, 2012

— Two employees were shot Monday evening during an armed robbery at a Fayetteville convenience store, police said.

Police say two gunmen wearing masks stormed into the Quick Stop, at 502 Grove St., around 7 p.m. and demanded cash before opening fire.

Witnesses said the robbery lasted less than three minutes but that the robbers began shooting almost immediately upon entering the store.

Two customers, who were inside the store at the time, hid from the gunmen, police said. 

"There were individuals in the business. They hid behind display cases (and) some machinery in there," said Sgt. Steven Bates. "They were able to provide a description and a sequence of events of what happened."

Investigators are looking at store surveillance video to try to identify the suspects, as well as to determine whether more suspects were waiting outside in a getaway car.

The two victims were taken to a nearby hospital. Their names and conditions were not released.

The robbery and shooting remain under investigation.

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  • randall0123a Nov 27, 2012

    The only people that benefit from unarmed citizens are the criminals. As, this increases their chance for continued assaults on innocent citizens, unscathed. Even if the victims escape with no physical injury, the mental injuries will last some time. That feeling of being "safe" is taken away. Of course in this instance, the citizens were lucky that the UNPROVOKED gunshots were not fatal. Will you bet your life on "luck?" If you are unarmed, then you are at the mercy of the assailant. You can do nothing and still be killed. The criminals prey on the fact that not many people are armed and able to defend themselves. The criminals will be armed regardless of laws. So, imagine if most LAW-ABIDING citizens were armed. Sure, it would be messy for a while as the criminals were gunned down one after another. Once that gene pool gets narrowed down, those of us that work and know what sacrifice is, can be return to some semblance of being safe in our homes and out in public.

  • Lightfoot3 Nov 27, 2012

    “Yeah, like that would have helped.......all that sort of nonsense does is encourage criminals to shoot first” - Grand Union


    Perhaps you missed this line from the article:


    “the robbers began shooting almost immediately upon entering the store” – article

  • lopo Nov 27, 2012

    all that sort of nonsense does is encourage criminals to shoot first or start a gun fight where its just as likely or even more so that the Clerks will be killed ...Grand Union

    That is so funny, i'm not going to defend myself because crimminals might start shooting first, lol Just like I said before, Liberals want to put the blame on everyone but the individual. When will people take responsibility for their own actions. I guess this won't happen for another 4 years.

  • native nc1 Nov 27, 2012

    "Yeah, like that would have helped.......all that sort of nonsense does is encourage criminals to shoot first or start a gun fight where its just as likely or even more so that the Clerks will be killed as the criminals.....hard as you may find it to believe most robberies result in nobody being injured let alone killed."

    They did shoot first or did you not read the article. They will do this again. These guys are no better than wild, rabid animals. Need to be put down and don't deserve to be walking the earth. Yes, it would have helped the next store clerks that these guys bust in on and shoot up.....wouldn't happen because they would be gone!

  • Grand Union Nov 27, 2012

    "Life in Prison/Death Penalty??? I would have preferred the employees or the customers had been armed, shot back and killed both of the pieces of trash and be done with it. No trial, no prison. Save the taxpayer a load of money."

    Yeah, like that would have helped.......all that sort of nonsense does is encourage criminals to shoot first or start a gun fight where its just as likely or even more so that the Clerks will be killed as the criminals.....hard as you may find it to believe most robberies result in nobody being injured let alone killed.

  • native nc1 Nov 27, 2012

    Life in Prison/Death Penalty??? I would have preferred the employees or the customers had been armed, shot back and killed both of the pieces of trash and be done with it. No trial, no prison. Save the taxpayer a load of money.

  • Grand Union Nov 27, 2012

    "death penalty when convicted."

    No one has died (yet).....so no death penalty case (yet).

  • Grand Union Nov 27, 2012

    "Sad thing is they will continue to do these robberies until they are caught and others could be killed. In their minds they are getting money for Christmas shopping...You know they never had a JOB and never Will have a JOB. We now live in a GIMME-DAT nation...foisted on us by GIMME-CRATS who get and keep their power by paying their Voters with Welfare, Food Stamps, Obama-fones, and every other FREEBIE they can think of."

    since you seem to know so much about them perhaps you could tell the police who they are.....instead of whining because you lost.
    When will you grasp that you lost because of that sort of nonsense?

  • GravyPig Nov 27, 2012

    "Sad thing is they will continue to do these robberies until they are caught and others could be killed. In their minds they are getting money for Christmas shopping...You know they never had a JOB and never Will have a JOB. We now live in a GIMME-DAT nation...foisted on us by GIMME-CRATS who get and keep their power by paying their Voters with Welfare, Food Stamps, Obama-fones, and every other FREEBIE they can think of."

    I was wondering if the comments were going to make it past page one before someone started blaming Obama for the criminal activity in Fayette-nam.

    Obama phones....LOL. Maybe you should read up on "Obama phones" and find out that the Lifeline program has been around since 1984 and that just recently they have included cell phones due to the lower costs of wireless. Or just keep on spouting on about things you haven't bothered to look up, your choice. Truth or ignorance.

  • dgcreech Nov 27, 2012

    @Foghat001: Read the first line, it says "Two employees were shot" and it later says that there were customers who hid out of sight of the gunmen .... ergo victims=clerks.

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