Friday, May 25, 2012

Harris Teeter dealing with Triad-area robberies

Matthews-based Harris Teeter has cut hours at seven of its stores in and around Greensboro, following a string of late-night robberies this year.

The stores affected by the hours change are in High Point, Greensboro and Kernersville. They were formerly open 24 hours, but now will operate from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Employees won't have their hours reduced, but some will have to work different shifts, the store's spokeswoman said.

"At this point, there is no indication of why Harris Teeter is chosen, other than Harris Teeter is probably our one grocer in the area that is open 24 hours a day," Greensboro police Capt. Mike Richey told WFMY in Greensboro. "And it is an extremely popular grocery store, so they're easy to find."

Here's an earlier story about the robberies themselves, which are being investigated by police in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point. Authorities are also looking for at least two robbers responsible for a pair of robberies Monday at Harris Teeter stores in Cornelius and Fort Mill.


Anonymous said...

It's a tragedy here in Greensboro, now 24 hours is a privilege that is being taken away from us thanks to these thugs.