Dairy Dream robbed

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 20, 2002

At approximately 7:35 Friday night, Greenville police officers received a report of an armed robbery at Dairy Dream. Upon arrival to the scene, they found the owner, Yvonne Pope, extremely upset and bleeding from her left hand.

Reports indicate that Pope went outside to her car where the male subject held her at knifepoint and entered the back door of the business with her. Employee Sandra Sanders reported that the subject then cut Pope's hand and told them he would kill them if they did not cooperate with him.

The subject then took Pope's purse and keys, along with $100 cash and a $90 check. He then attempted to enter Pope's vehicle and, after failing to do so, returned to the store and forced the women into a back storeroom and told them that his friend outside would kill them if they came out of the room within the next five minutes. He then fled the scene.

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Greenville Fire and Rescue arrived on the scene shortly after and transported the injured victim to L. V. Stabler Memorial Hospital.

Greenville Police Chief Lonzo Ingram said a $1,500 reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in recent local crimes.

He said he feels the robberies are senseless and that Greenville police are working hard to gain evidence and information which will lead to an arrest or arrests.

"This crime was tragic and senseless in that someone was hurt in a situation like this," Ingram said. "The police department is doing everything possible to solve these crimes."

Anyone with information concerning this or other crimes is urged to contact the Greenville Police Department at 382-7461.