WAKEFIELD - Two businesses in Greenwood were hit by armed robbers Friday evening. The suspects remain at-large.
At 7:54 p.m., Officer Kenneth Silva responded to Honey Dew Donuts, 912 Main St., where the employee on duty said a man had attempted to rob the store using a syringe, trying to poke her with the needle.
She said that a skinny white male, in his early 20s, approximately 5’7 to 5’9 wearing a black hat, black hooded sweatshirt - with his hood pulled over his hat - a black ski mask, and either green or blue eyes, walked into the store where she was working alone and asked her for a donut. She said she grabbed the donut and rang it up, and the total came to 99-cents. She said the man then told her he only had 85-cents. She asked the suspect if he had any more money on him and when he said no, she told him it was “OK,” and proceeded to ring in the donut.
As the register opened, the victim said the suspect handed her a bag and said to fill it up with money. He added that he was serious and to hurry up, so she began filling the bag.
The victim stated that while she was filling up the bag with money, the suspect pulled out a syringe, filled with a red liquid, and attempted to poke her with the needle several times. The victim said she then ran out of the store with the bag of money and began screaming for help.
While outside, she said she noticed the suspect run down Main Street toward a paint store. No money was taken, since the employee ran out of the store with the bag.
Police were unable to locate the suspect, and the matter is still under investigation.
Later that same evening, police received a call at 9:54 p.m. from Brigham’s, 941 Main St. for another armed robbery.
Jesus. When was the last time you heard about a robbery in this town?