Employees get firearm training after multiple robberies
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The owner of Cary Street Mini Mart, located at the corner of Randolph Street and West Cary Street, says he’s had enough. He’s had two robberies in three and a half years.
The latest one occurred Sunday, around 8:30 p.m., when an unarmed man wearing a paper bag over his head demanded money from the store clerk.
“We got to put a stop to it,” Elias Haddad, store owner, said.
Haddad is taking matters into his own hands and having his two employees trained to fire a gun.
“We have that right to carry guns so, I want them to use it,” Haddad said.
“The phrase is ‘It’s better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it’,” said instructor, James Reynolds. He runs Proactive Shooters, LLC in Richmond.