Shots Fired After Failed Robbery Attempt
GREENSBORO, NC (July 13, 2017) – Two men who attempted to rob a convenience store wound up scuffling with a pair of fence workers and firing a weapon at them while fleeing the business.
Employees at the Speedway at 5916 W. Market St. reported that two men entered the store and attempted to rob it. One of the men was armed with a short-barreled weapon. When an employee disrupted their efforts, the two fled on foot and encountered two men working on a fence on the property. The four men struggled with each other, and the armed men discharged his weapon. The two suspects then resumed running from the scene.
No one was injured in the incident.
One suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5′ 8′ with a slim build. He was wearing a white t-shirt and tan shorts. The other suspect is described as heavy-set, 5′ 8″, with a short haircut. He was wearing a dark top and dark basketball shorts.
Anyone who may be able to help identify the suspects is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 336-373-1000 or text keyword badboyz and your tip to 274637. All calls to crime stoppers are completely anonymous. Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest or indictment of the individuals responsible.
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Greensboro Police Department
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Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
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