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Two shot in Fayetteville convenience store robbery

Posted November 26, 2012 9:09 p.m. EST
Updated November 27, 2012 11:49 a.m. EST

— 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.