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LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Earlier this week a Village Pantry store here was robbed, making it the fourth robbery for the convenience chain's stores in the town in less than two months, area television station WLFI reported.
Lafayette Police Sergeant Bob Baumgartner told the station law enforcement has no specific reason for why the Village Pantry stores continue to get robbed.
This most recent robbery was different from the three preceding it, though, as it involved a shotgun.
"That's a unique weapon to be involved in any type of an armed robbery," Baumgartner said. "Obviously if you're walking up to a convenience store and someone sees you driving by carrying a shotgun, you know the general public's going to realize there's something up."
The suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of money from the cashier drawer, and the clerk working at the time was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries and later released.
"This is a new set of suspects for us as far as Village Pantry robberies go," said Baumgartner.