Grocery Store Is Robbed At Gunpoint

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

Police are looking for suspects after witnesses say a man robbed a grocery store at gunpoint with children inside!

It happened over the weekend in Floyd County, at the Boyd's Grocery Store in Banner.

Witnesses say five people were inside the store when a man in a mask came in with a gun and demanded money.

One of those inside was a ten year old boy and witnesses say the robber went right up to him.

Crissy Howell says she wanted to treat her ten year old nephew to a milk shake Saturday, but says the trip to Boyd's Grocery turned into no treat.

They were two of five people held at gunpoint during a robbery.

Howell says she and her nephew were at the counter when a man wearing a mask came in, pulled a gun, and stood next to them in front of the cashier.

“He pointed his gun at her and then looked at my nephew and said, "Sorry little man that you have to see this." He was so polite. We thought it was a joke,” Howell said.

She says they realized it was no joke.

Store Owner Cindy Boyd says her cashier gave the man more than one thousand dollars and then the robber ran from the store.

“We didn't deserve it because we're good to everybody who comes in here and everything,” Cindy Boyd said.

While police search for the robber, Boyd is making sure it does not happen again.

She moved the cash register away from the door, and added mirrors and surveillance cameras.

Howell says she is okay but believes her nephew is not.

“I don't think he'll ever forget that. He won't even come back to the store with me,” Howell said.

Now they hope police catch the person who took both their money and sense of security.

The suspect is described as five foot ten inches, 170 pounds.

He was wearing a blue and white jersey, a black mask and latex gloves.

If you have any information, contact state police.


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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:06 PM
    Here is another robbery that is happening in Madison County: This past week about 39 homeowners in my rural area of Madison County were notified that we have 90 days to connect to a sewer line that was installed in our area. We have been told that this connection will costs us anywhere from $5000.00 to $7000.00. This is totally outrageous economically and ethically. The Sanitation District has informed us this is mandatory and they will have to shut our water off and fine us $10 daily until we comply with this law. My suggestion is that this be a voluntary action by homeowners to connect with this un-needed system. All homes with a workable septic system should be allowed to continue using these systems as long as they own their homes. I refuse to be intimated and coerced forcefully to go into debt by local, state and federal government that thinks they know better what is good for me than I know.
  • by tonya Location: london on Apr 8, 2009 at 11:13 AM
    i dont know anything about those people who got rubbed but sorry! why dont the goverment people do something they all say there going to help the united states but know people pay more for cigarettes and higher electric bills and everything everyone is struggling its stupied there not going to help us just get us more in dept then ever, everyone wake up everybodys going to get 2or 3 jobs just to pay bills if u can find a job
  • by johnny homes Location: bendoversman ky on Apr 8, 2009 at 05:46 AM
    They must of done this to pay thier power bill I would say. They mite of done it to get that "Unveiled License Plate"
  • by isaiah Location: akers branch on Apr 7, 2009 at 04:01 PM
    i am so sorry cindy that it happened to you i am also 10 years old ---isaiah boyd
  • by heather on Apr 7, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    that is crazy my couison knows that boy that is so, so,so, so, sad!!!!!!!!!!! he will never lose that memorie.....
  • by Doug Location: London on Apr 7, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    Preach on Fed Up, you hit the nail on the head. I will have to agree with another point. Stores get ready, as time get worse it will not be a matter of if you will get robbed but WHEN!! Don't keep a lot of cash in the store and stay on your toes.
  • by Fed up with Stupidity Location: Banner on Apr 7, 2009 at 09:30 AM
    First off, Cindy and her husband will do anything for the community and are wonderful people. My thoughts and prayers go out to anyone involved. Second, to Louise, who probably has had a ticket written to her in the last little bit, before you know what it is like out there for these officers don't open your mouth. Many times KSP only has two troopers working Floyd County, sometimes one. If he is in wheelwright working a complaint on 911 hang-up, theft, domestic dispute, it is kind of hard to get from one point to another quick. As for the ticket writing you are also one of the ones that yell where are the police when you need them, as a wreckless driver goes by. If a trooper passes you, you complain that they drive too fast, unless they're are coming to help you, then it's not fast enough. Wake up people. The dope dealers, illegetimate check drawers, and theives are the ones to blame not the police.
  • by Disbelief Location: Banner on Apr 7, 2009 at 07:57 AM
    Hope the little boy is okay...I really find it hard to believe that the robber got away with a thousand dollars.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 7, 2009 at 06:54 AM
    Terri: LOL yeah. Lets see what you'll be preaching in a couple more years of Obama.
  • by Louise Location: Floyd CO. on Apr 7, 2009 at 05:16 AM
    How long did it take for the police to respond? Did you have to drive out to the entrance to Banner and pull up behind one who was on his 15th citation for the day! Sorry for your loss, but our law enforcement could care less, no cash to be made for the commenwealth catching CROOKS. Just drive up and down 23 and people will see who the real CROOK'S are.
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