One man was injured during an armed robbery at a La Clery grocery yesterday.
The incident occurred at about 4:30PM.
Eyewitnesses told the Times that two young men entered Goody’s grocery a short distance away from the La Clery Catholic church and ordered a drink.
The store is situated near the entrance to Nicklette Hill.
According to reports, one of the men pulled out a twenty dollar bill to pay for the drink.
It is reported that when the female grocery attendant opened the cash register and told him that she was out of change for the money, he became agitated.
An eyewitness told the Times that at this point, the shorter of the two young men jumped over the store counter, whipped out a firearm and held it to the female attendant’s neck while his partner rummaged through the open cash register.
As the men were fleeing after stealing an estimated one hundred dollars from the business place, a male customer who was on the scene intervened.
The customer, a Nicklette Hill resident, is reported to have grappled with the youth who was carrying the firearm.
The customer was reportedly dealt several blows on the head and face before the two bandits fled.
None of the two wore masks, according to reports.
“They would have killed someone for one hundred dollars,” one eyewitness who spoke on condition of anonymity remarked, adding that in these critical times people have to be suspicious of almost everyone.
“The young people don’t want to work,” the individual told the Times.