CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) – A convenience store clerk was robbed just after 10 last night, at the Lucky's of Woodlake on Village Square Place in Chesterfield County. Just after closing, the Lucky's store employee was greeted by an unwanted customer. A suspect, armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, forced the employee back into the store demanding cash.
"I was in here closing down and I saw the police out there saying they got robbed at gunpoint," said business owner, Johnnie Picone.
Picone works at a pizza place next door to Lucky's. He was closing his store as well when the robbery took place. For him, the news was unsettling and customers who frequent the store feel the same way.
"I think it's ludicrous," said customer, Robert Lay. "I think it's a shame. That's a shame on the community. The cops can't be everywhere at one time, it's impossible."
The employee did not have keys to the safe so the suspect only made off with $50 from the register. Other than being a bit shaken up, the employee was not hurt and will return to work as scheduled. Unfortunately for the owner, who was so upset by the incident he did not want to appear on camera, Lucky's of Woodlake convenience store could use some luck of its own. Just over a month ago, 2 trucks came crashing right through the front of the building.
"Not very lucky huh?" said Picone. "It's unfortunate. But what are you going to do?"