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Two strikes: Apple Mart held up at gunpoint / May 10, 2018

The Apple Market on Seymour Drive was targeted by an armed robber Monday night, the second time in two weeks that someone has entered the convenience store and held it up at gunpoint.

Monday night’s incident took place around 10:50 p.m. Police who responded to the 911 call were told at the scene that a male subject entered the store wearing dark clothing, sunglasses and a hoodie with his face covered. The assailant displayed a handgun and demanded money. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled on foot across Seymour Drive.

The suspect was described as being approximately 5’7” and medium build. South Boston Police officers and deputies from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office responded, as well as a tracking K-9 unit from the sheriff’s office. Officers and the K-9 unit conducted a search of the area for the suspect but were unable to locate anyone.

The robbery occurred 11 days after the Seymour Drive Apple Market was last robbed on Apr. 27. The suspect in that crime was described by police as a male, possibly black, standing about 5-3’ to 5-6’ tall. Prior to that, armed robbers last struck at the location in January and in March 2017.

Anyone having any information regarding this crime is asked to call the South Boston Police Department at 434-575-4271 or the Halifax County Crime Line at 434-476-8445. Persons having information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward.

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This is what happens when the victim is not armed. When this robber meets an armed employee, the county won't have to worry about him anymore.

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