Fayetteville Stores Plagued With Crime
Posted March 27, 1996 6:00 a.m. EST
FAYETTEVILLE — March 28, 1996 - 5:00 p.m. EST
Fear is creeping up on some Fayetteville store clerks, and with good reason. In the past six weeks, two clerks have been killed and two others wounded during robberies there.
WRAL-TV 5'sRick Galltalked to some robbery victims and others close to the situation, and reports on the growing concern about over-the-counter violence.
Bubba Barnes was shot in the thigh during a robbery at the convenience store where he worked. He says he has not decided if he will return to work.Listen toaufile.
Store clerk Emily Morgan says she followed the advice of many and managed to escape injury.
William Britton of the Fayetteville Police Department says Morgan was smart to comply. He says the easier it is for the robber to get money, the less likely it is that anyone will get hurt.
Jim Colbert's wife is a night clerk in a convenience store. He says he worries about that.
Police say there are a number of steps that convenience-type businesses can take to deter robberies.
If you worry about security from a customer standpoint, you can check with store management and find out if police suggestions are put into practice where you shop