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Stores Convenient for Robbers, Too

Posted December 12, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— Convenience ... it's part of the reason these stores have become so popular, but they can also be a little too convenient for criminals looking to get away with some quick cash.

Wednesday night in Fayetteville, there were five armed robberies, all within eight hours and all at convenience stores.

Louis Calbreath happened to be working at one of them when a robber entered.

Calbreath says he was shocked when the man pulled a gun and demanded money.

Fayetteville Police Officer Lt. Richard Bryant says Calbreath was one of the lucky ones.

In each case, robbers entered the stores and left with plenty of cash., but police have a surveillance tape they hope will help them catch at least one of the robbers.