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Two locals sought in Brookneal robbery

SoVaNow.com / October 28, 2013
Two Halifax County residents are suspects in a Friday night robbery at the Brookneal Jiffy Store. According to Campbell police, a lone assailant used a baseball bat to bash in the front door of the convenient store, then entered and demanded cash. No one was injured.

Local authorities were alerted to the possibility of a white four-door vehicle heading into Halifax County late Friday night, with the occupants believed to be involved in the Brookneal store robbery, according to Halifax County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Burton.

A Halifax County deputy who was patrolling in the Nathalie area spotted a vehicle matching the description provided by Campbell police. The car was sitting in a driveway on Acorn Road. When the deputy pulled into the driveway, two suspects ran from the vehicle.

The suspects were pursued by Campbell County and Brookneal law enforcement officers, who had been searching for the car, along with Halifax County deputies. However, police were unable to catch the suspects, although a tracking dog was called in. Officers eventually called an end to the search, believing that the suspects had been picked up by someone else.

Burton said that as of Saturday afternoon, no arrests had been announced.

According to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, one of the suspects used a baseball bat to shatter the glass door of the convenience store, which had closed for the night. The assailant entered and demanded cash from at least two employees who were still working at the time of the incident, 11:30 p.m.

The assailant fled on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register. The investigation by Halifax, Campbell and Brookneal authorities is continuing.





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