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Robbery while shopping



April 06, 2010 – Comments (5)

I have been shopping this weekend and talk about crowded.  People sure don't look like they are slowing down on the spending around here.

Had an interesting experience shopping at Best Buy yesterday, the place was robbed!  I did not see anything but could hear this guy yelling and a man who'd been sprayed with pepper spray came around the corner where I was.  I have been held up 3 times when I worked in banks so I had my purchases in my hand and I was immediately expecting that I would not be able to make them because they would close the store.  Well, I was finished my shopping and I did not want to have to go elsewhere so I headed for the cashier and she was unaware the store had been robbed.  She thought it was just some angry consumer that was yelling, but my husband saw the guy had a mask over his head.  There was also broken glass with all the yelling.  I of course did not make my way to make my purchases until it was apparent the guy was gone and I was really glad I didn't have to go shopping elsewhere.

The third time I was robbed in the bank the rest of the staff was oblivious to what was happening.  I was so mad.  They didn't know until the guy was gone and I went walking around the counter, cursing my head off, to lock the door.  You lock the door to preserve any evidence, although none of my bank robbers were ever caught.  I suppose that event lead to me leaving the bank.  I just became paranoid about everyone who came through the door that I did not recognize.  And my friend who worked up the street got held up by a woman within a week of my third bank robbery, so I'd always been more cautious about the men after my first two bank robberies, but that week I started feeling insecure with every stranger that walked through the door. 

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#1) On April 06, 2010 at 11:45 AM, chk999 (99.96) wrote:

I'm glad you are ok.

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#2) On April 06, 2010 at 12:17 PM, ikkyu2 (98.09) wrote:

The true robbery while shopping is much quieter.  It's called "quantitative easing," and it has resulted in massive price inflation without commensurate wage inflation.

Glad you weren't hurt or terrorized. 

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#3) On April 06, 2010 at 12:33 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Best Buy robbed their shareholders a few years ago.....

Best Buy used to be a company with billions in the bank and relatively little it is a company with billions in debt and relatively little cash.

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#4) On April 06, 2010 at 12:37 PM, lemoneater (57.86) wrote:

My robbery experience was anti-climatic compared to your experiences, I cannot blame you for quitting your job at the bank! 

One Christmas Eve when I was working at the Sears in Lebanon, Pa, I had just taken a shortcut through the stockroom to make it to the home fashions dept where I was to report for work and I was a little surprised to have this tall, good looking man who was not an employee graciously open the door from the stockroom to the main store for me. This man had been courteous to everyone he met and evidently it disarmed suspicion because he had quietly helped himself to the merchandise the busiest day of the year.

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#5) On April 06, 2010 at 7:32 PM, GeneralDemon (26.35) wrote:

Dwot, you've got to move out of Detroit - too dangerous!

I would suggest you go to someplace safe and crime-free, Canada for instance.

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