North Carolina: Store worker returns fire during attempted robbery

Greensboro, North Carolina

From the Greensboro News Record of December 16, 2007

Store worker returns fire during attempted robbery

A store worker returned fire after someone fired shots during an attempted robbery Saturday night, police said.

The employee, who was not identified, was closing Andy’s Pantry at 1301 Grove St. and was walking to his car when someone approached him from the south side of the business, according to Greensboro police.

The employee told police the man opened fire at him with a handgun.

The worker returned fire with his own handgun. The man then ran away.

Police described him as black, 20 to 25 years old, medium to dark skin, and 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 7 inches tall. He had a slender build and was wearing a black bomber jacket with orange lining and a fur collar, black jeans and a black T-shirt. He had white Nike Air Force One tennis shoes.

The employee was not injured. It’s unknown whether the would-be robber was injured, police said.

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