Weather Cold During Greenville Convenience Store Robbery

As Greenville Dragnet readers know, we often razz Greenville News reporters for failing to adequately cover the expected who, what, where, when, why, and how of crime stories.

Staff writer E. Richard Walton has been a notable exception, but today he went a little overboard in reporting Thursday night’s armed robbery at the Citgo station at White Horse and Saluda Dam roads.

First, the facts:

Lt. Scott Wilson, Greenville County sheriff’s night commander, said both of the robbers entered the store shortly before midnight and demanded money.

The men fired two shots in the store’s parking lot before they ran down Saluda Dam Road, the deputy said.

He said he wasn’t certain if there were any customers in the store; no injuries were reported.

Wilson said no car was spotted, but investigators assumed there was a getaway vehicle hidden nearby.

So far, so good.  E. Richard Walton even includes a description of the gunmen, albeit a vague one:

The men were described as being in their late 20s, each ranging from 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet in height.

But what’s with the final paragraph?

It was 34.8 degrees around the time of the incident, according a Web site operated by the National Weather Service.

Breaking: Store Robbed, Weather Cold, Night Dark.

Readers, I ask you, what are we supposed to do with that information? Should we sympathize with the robbers who fled into the chilly night?  Are shots more likely to be fired when the temperature nears the freezing mark?

Anyone with information about two shivering robbers is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (864) 23-Crime.


One Response to “Weather Cold During Greenville Convenience Store Robbery”

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