by Alex Lloyd Gross
March 20 2020, Two black males tried to rob the First Stop Cigarette and Cigar Shop on 919 Bristol Pike. One male armed with a pistol entered the store, as his accomplice stood lookout. This was during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and the governor was starting to mandate what kinds of stores could be open. People were not wearing masks as prevalent as they are now. There were not a lot of people on the street as well.
As the robbery was announced, the would be thief pulled out his gun and fired one shot at the clerk, striking him in the chest. He sustained life threatening injuries. The thieves ran into the nearby apartment complex and were not seen again. The FBI is now involved in looking for these two armed and dangerous criminals. They have offered a reward of $10,000 for information as to who committed this crime.
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