Skip to comments.Store owner shoots at armed robbers(NC)
Posted on 09/26/2012 8:04:28 AM PDT by marktwain
WHITE PLAINS Its bad enough when armed gunmen rob your store, but when owner Teresa Smith saw a loved one being threatened, the situation reached another level.
I shot as much as that gun would let me shoot, Smith said of the .38-caliber revolver she wielded Sunday night when two robbers entered the Cupboard No. 2 in White Plains and one held a handgun on her husband Barry.
While neither suspect was hit, a bullet hole in a door frame stood as a stark reminder Monday to the harrowing incident the evening before, when the second armed robbery of a rural store in four nights in Surry County unfolded.
The first had occurred about midnight Thursday at a Circle K convenience store, also involving two men.
We believe these are the same two subjects who robbed the Circle K on Red Brush Road Thursday night, Sheriff Graham Atkinson said of those involved in the latest incident at the Cupboard No. 2. The two crimes remain unsolved.
Robbers entered the store on Old Highway 601 in White Plains Sunday at 9:35 p.m., shortly before its scheduled closing time at 9:45.
The Smiths have two businesses in the same general area, Country Cupboard, which Barry Smith runs, and the Cupboard No. 2, operated by his wife.
My husband had just closed his, and came to help me close mine, Teresa Smith, 41, related Monday.
The men were on foot and apparently had been waiting outside in the darkness for their moment to strike, accosting Barry Smith as he prepared to enter the Cupboard No. 2.
They put a gun to his back and forced him in the store, Teresa Smith recalled of the men who wore hoodies and bandannas, with one described as slender and the other husky.
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Teresa needs a shot gun loaded with 00 Buck.
Hoodies, huh. They must have been Holder’s people.
There was a shooting in east Austin with the robber shot to death this morning. I haven’t seen anything on FR about it yet.
Not this time. Gotta read the article.