Cowarts Robbery Suspects Considered Armed and Dangerous

By: Deborah Tuff
By: Deborah Tuff

Around 11 p.m. Saturday night, the Breeze-in-Mart in Cowarts was robbed.

The robbers walked in with handguns and demanded money.

Cashier Peggy Brunson recalls the incident, "I was scared all I could do was put my hands on the side of my face and say, 'Oh my God', and I kept telling him please don't kill us, don't kill us"

Brunson had only worked at the Breeze-in-Mart convenience store for about a week.

She along with two other co-workers were working the late shift when two gun toting robbers came in demanding cash.

After Peggy handed over the money, everyone was told to, 'get down and count to 10'.

A boyfriend of one of the workers attempted to tackle one of the robbers.

That same suspect cocked his gun and attempted to shoot it, but it jammed instead.

Investigators, believe one of the customers in the store at the time, may have been staking the store out.

"One of the white customers left during the actual hold-up. And so, the cashiers in the store don't know where he went to or what he drove off on, there is a possibility that there's a link," Houston County Sheriff Lamar Glover says.

Monday morning, business was back to normal, but the store’s owner Jimmy Miller says security will be tightened.

Miller says, "We have video cameras on duty all the time, we have security systems in place to help ensure the safety of our customers and our employees also. And we're looking at security to come in and look and what we need to do to improve that."

Still Brunson, and one other co-worker have called it quits.

"I can't do it," Brunson says, "I'm afraid, I'm just scared, next time I might not be so lucky.”

Although the suspects were wearing masks, their hands were exposed.

They are described as black males, the other customer who is white, left in what can only be described as a small white vehicle.

A Crimestoppers reward of up to $1,000 is being offered in this case.

Just call them at 793-7000 with any information that will help catch the robbers.

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