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Convenience store employees cautious after violent robberies

Convenience store owners and employees remain vigilant after recent robberies. (Source: WALB) Convenience store owners and employees remain vigilant after recent robberies. (Source: WALB)
Store employees are trained on what to do in case of a robbery. (Source: WALB) Store employees are trained on what to do in case of a robbery. (Source: WALB)
Wright Woodall (Source: WALB) Wright Woodall (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany convenience store owner said that employees remain on guard after several violent store robberies in September.

Woodall's owner, Wright Woodall said that all his employees remain vigilant, watching people coming and going in their stores.  

The employees are trained on what to do in case of a robbery, but Woodall said there is only so much they can do to prevent robberies.

"The bottom line is, if somebody wants to rob you, they are going to rob you. And all you can do is try to keep your employees safe," explained Woodall.

At the Neighborhood Grocery on West Gordon Avenue, which was robbed late last week, a store employee stood by the front door and unbolted it to allow customers in and out.

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