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Armed Robbers Strike Friendly Corners Store…Again

For the second time in a month, a pair of armed robbers have struck Friendly Corners Store, according to Halifax County Sheriff Stanley Noblin.

Two store clerks reported two individuals wearing all black came into the store sometime after 9 p.m. Tuesday night, Noblin said. The two men pointed a handgun at the clerks and ordered them to get on the floor, he added.

The two men took an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register and then fled on foot, the sheriff said. Sgt. D. H. Barksdale responded to the scene at 9:21 p.m., and a sheriff’s office tracking dog followed the track for a short distance down the road that runs next to the store, Noblin said.

The two clerks were not injured during the incident, the sheriff said.

Officers with the Virginia State Police, Halifax Police Department and South Boston Police Department also responded to the scene, Noblin said.

Investigator T. R. Spencer is leading the investigation.

Friendly Corners Store was robbed at gunpoint by two men wearing all black on Saturday night, March 27, exactly one month from the robbery this week.

Anyone with information concerning these crimes is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 434-476-3334.

In other law enforcement matters, a 27-year-old South Boston man is facing a felony charge.

Ricky Walter Compton of Oak Level Road was charged with one count of felony arson false alarm.

The offense allegedly occurred April 7, and Sgt. Q. W. Clark served the warrant Wednesday.

Donald Dave Kirby, 46, Ball Park Loop, Halifax, was charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The offense allegedly occurred March 30, and Cpl. P. C. Clayton served the warrant Wednesday.

Veronica Joletta Robertson, 38, Lee Syd Moore Road, Scottsburg, was charged with misdemeanor failure to appear in court.

The offense allegedly occurred April 9, and Sgt. Clark served the warrant Wednesday.