|Scene of armed robbery at Providence Walmart (source)|
(UPDATED -- See below)
A man with a gun entered a Walmart store in Providence, Rhode Island, and went into the store's Cash Office. There he presented a gun and robbed the store of around twenty thousand dollars before fleeing.
Luckily, no one was hurt.
From an article:
According to the incident report obtained by Eyewitness News, police responded to the Silver Spring Street store at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and spoke with the employee that was in the office at the time of the robbery.
The cash office is behind two locked doors, and the woman told police she heard both open before a man entered the room. He was brandishing a black and brown firearm and said “give me all the [expletive] money.”
The man had a dark-colored bag with him and began filling it with cash and coins, and he also grabbed a blue Walmart bag from the office and filled that as well. He then left the office with both bags, which according to the report contained approximately $20,000.
The employee said the office was holding a considerable amount of money because it was a weekend.According to the article, the same Walmart store had a similar robbery in 2010, by two gunmen, who also stole "tens of thousands of dollars."
Walmart. Save money. Die faster.
UPDATE ( 6/2/14): Police have released surveillance images of the suspect.