Grocery Store Employees Help Police Catch Suspects After Robbery

Thanks to some alert employees, police were able to quickly arrest three people they say robbed a Lexington grocery store Monday afternoon.

It happened at the Save A Lot in the Eastland Shopping Center.

Police say it started after the three suspects tried to shoplift meat and other products from the store.

A manager and employee confronted one of them, and that's when things escalated.

"I had him down on the ground, I had him by his feet," Employee Joe Deitemeyer said. "He kept saying he was going to shoot. I didn't know if he was going to shoot everybody else or what."

When the suspect showed a gun, Deitemeyer says everyone backed away.

But when he ran off, Deitemeyer was able to flag down police.

Police quickly found the two men and woman they say were responsible for the crime at a nearby building.

All three are now under arrest. Police say charges are pending.


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  • by Betty Location: Lexingtn on Jun 10, 2008 at 05:38 AM
    Once again, no descriptions are given. Complete reporting would include descriptions and names of the criminals
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Jun 9, 2008 at 08:34 PM
    They risked being shot over min wage. Anyone wanna call them heroes? They went above their job description unlike cops that get paid for gettin shot at. Yet most would call them lucky or foolish to have risked it over less than $5hr after taxes.

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