With gun in his face, Hanover store manager refuses to hand over money
Jeffrey Heath said he had one word for the masked man who pointed a gun in his face.
Heath was working the night shift at Lindy's General Store about 7:45 p.m. Saturday when a man entered the store, pointed a gun at him and demanded he empty the cash register.
But Heath, a Halifax resident who has worked at the store on Route 123 for 23 years, said handing over the money wasn’t an option.
"I wouldn’t give him any money,'' he said. "I just kind of talked to him (until) I saw another customer coming in.''
The robber began to put his gun away as the customer entered the store, Heath said. At that point he yelled for the customer to hold the door closed to stop the robber from leaving.
The robber showed the gun again and pointed it at the customer before running out the door and driving off. Heath told police the man drove toward Rockland in a black Toyota with New Hampshire license plates.
It was the first armed robbery at the Hanover store, Heath said.
In 2005, a thief broke in at night and snatched a jug filled with $800 in donations for Hurricane Katrina victims.
The Patriot Ledger