Rotten Reporting:Featureless Thug Knocks Over White Horse Tobacco Shop

At least the intrepid CaseyVaughn got a description of the events leading up to the robbery, but yet again police are asking for help identifying a person reporters stubbornly refuse to describe. Anyone else see a problem with that?

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – Deputies said a man robbed a tobacco store at knife-point Tuesday morning and fled on foot, but they have yet to find him.

Greenville County deputies said the Tobacco Jungle at 3113 White Horse Rd. was robbed about 9 a.m. by a white male armed with a knife.

FOX Carolina spoke with the clerk and a cook at the K & S restaurant next door who said the power was out at the time of the robbery.

Investigators at the scene were out searching for the suspect about 9:45 a.m. and had found a knife that may have been dropped by the suspect as he fled.

The suspect took money out of the register and fled on foot, running towards Big Lots, deputies said. Deputies’ canine units went out to look for him.

The suspect had dark hair, was wearing jean shorts and a white T-shirt, deputies said.

People with dark hair narrows things down to about 65-70% of people you’ll see today so stay alert.

Update: An eagle eyed reader points out they do say the robber was White which I missed but in my defense I’m 41 and old people have bad eyesight. However even with the race this is a pretty thin description. White guy with dark hair in South Carolina doesn’t exactly narrow it down.


2 Responses to “Rotten Reporting:Featureless Thug Knocks Over White Horse Tobacco Shop”

  1. John Caldwell on July 31st, 2012 8:58 pm

    While the suspect’s race is routinely omitted in this type of story, line 4 of the article reads it was “a white male armed with a knife” who committed the offense.

  2. Rob Taylor on July 31st, 2012 9:54 pm

    D’oh! Must have updated it when I was working on it – or turning 41 has made me senile. Still not the best description though.

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