FD gets hit by armed robbers

The area continues to get hit with a string of armed robberies. Suspects are behind bars for Dollar General robberies in Halifax County and a robbery at the Brookneal Dollar General.

Last week two suspects robbed the Family Dollar on Brookneal Highway in Gladys, on October 22.

Two men, one with a hand-saw went into the store around 9 p.m. and robbed the store with surveillance video showing the suspect (with the saw) jumping the counter where another customer was standing. The suspect moves the employee out of the way after she opens the cash register.

A second suspect moves a customer out of the way and onto the ground.

For more on this story, see this week's Altavista Journal.