A thug walked into a Durham tobacco store and attempted to hold it up with some sort of long gun, apparently thinking he’d make an easy score. It didn’t go the way he planned:
A Durham convenience store robbery was foiled Friday morning after an employee surprised the suspect with a firearm.
An employee told officers that a man walked into Tobacco Plus, 2017 Chapel Hill Road, at 7:23 a.m. armed with a long gun and demanded money.
The man fled after the employee pulled out a gun, police said. The employee then fired shots, striking the back window of the suspect’s vehicle, police said. No one was injured.
The alleged criminal’s vehicle was was to spot as he lived on the same street, just five blocks from the store he allegedly tried to rob, and parked his vehicle on the street where it was obvious to all.
He’s now cooling his heels in jail facing numerous charges.
The clerk is lucky, in that it appears he will not be charged for firing at the fleeing suspect.