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Two shot with BB gun during Cumberland County store robbery; man charged

Posted November 22, 2014

— A 52-year-old Linden man has been charged after authorities say he shot two women with a BB gun during a robbery at a Spring Lake convenience store Friday night.

Jeffrey Elliott, of 68 Duckbill Lane, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, common law robbery, assault and battery and assault on a female.

Cumberland County investigators said Elliott was armed with a BB gun when he went into a Kangaroo convenience store on Old Wilmington Highway late Friday. He demanded $50 from the clerk and shot the cashier at the store four times, authorities said.

Elliott then stole $4 from a customer inside the store. When the customer followed him outside, Elliott shot her twice, authorities said.

Both women suffered minor injuries from the impact of the steel pellets.

Elliott was arrested by Harnett County Sheriff's Office officials after his vehicle broke down. He was in the Cumberland County jail Saturday being held on a $15,000 bond.


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  • Grand Union Nov 24, 2014

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    Or land him in hospital with a bill to the taxpayers of perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars.....or were you suggesting they just execute him with would be a much worse crime than he committed?
    He is likely mentally ill......trying to rob a convenience with an air gun is pretty much close to a suicide attempt.

  • A cold, hard dose of Hans Nov 24, 2014

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  • Lightfoot3 Nov 24, 2014

    Too bad neither had a real gun to counter him and rid society of this trash.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Nov 24, 2014

    BB guns should be registered.

  • Dennis Lee Nov 24, 2014
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    This could very well have ended in two deaths. This mans bail is totally wrong as he has no regard for human life. Quit cuddling blooming murders.

  • Grand Union Nov 24, 2014

    Just as well he didn't have a real gun......