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Friendly Corner struck again / April 29, 2010
Armed robbers struck again at Friendly Corner Store Tuesday night, marking the second time in the past several weeks that the convenience store, located on Mountain Road west of Halifax, has been robbed.

According to Sgt. Darnell Barksdale of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Department, around 9:21 p.m. two individuals came into the store wearing all black clothing and pointed a handgun at the two clerks on duty. The clerks were told to get on the floor while the culprits took an undetermined amount of cash from the cash register. The two then fled the store on foot.

Barksdale, the first officer on the scene, reported that a tracking dog from the Sheriff’s Department was brought in to pick up the robbers’ trail. The canine was able to follow a track for a short distance down the road in front of the store before losing the scent.

Neither of the clerks was injured.

Members of the Virginia State Police, the Halifax Police Department and the South Boston Police Department responded to the scene. Investigator Tommy Spencer of the Sheriff’s Department is leading the investigation.

In other reports from the Sheriff’s Department, Cpl. Chris Yeatts was called to 322 N. Main Street, Clover on Monday evening. Ralph Foster Jr., who lives there, said that he had left home around 3:50 p.m. to take off some trash. When he returned home, he discovered that someone had entered his home and stolen an X-Box 360 game system and a DVD movie. He had left the door unlocked.

Also, Sgt. Quentin Clark is investigating two separate incidents of tire-slashing in the Fordland Estates area. Someone slashed three tires on a truck belonging to Scott Martin at 1046 Evergreen Trail and one tire on a truck belonging to Charles Harris at 1042 Fordland Drive. Both of these incidents occurred sometime Saturday night.

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