Crooks force customers, store owner to undress during robbery

Seven men were robbed and forced to take off their pants by crooks who held up a Martin Luther King Boulevard convenience store last weekend.


Three men – one who was masked and armed – entered J.R.’s Stop and Shop, 1957 Martin Luther King Boulevard, about 8:30 p.m. Saturday and demanded that the business owner and six customers remove and hand over their pants, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The gunman told the victims, “Don’t make me make this a homicide,” according to the report.

He then told the victims, who ranged in age from 44 to 80, to hand over their jewelry and money and made the store owner empty the register.

The robbers left in two of the victims’ cars, a 1998 Lincoln Town Car and a 1993 Buick Century, making off with nearly $3,500, cell phones, and various pieces of jewelry.

Police found the cars shortly after the robbery was reported. The Buick was found on Dunns Lane. The Lincoln was found at the intersection of Swanee Quintet Boulevard and Steiner Avenue, with all of the victims’ pants inside. The pants were returned to the owners, according to the report.

No one had been arrested as of Monday.