Armed Robbery at Convenience Store, Clerk Shot - SLIDE SHOW

By: Eyewitness News; Jerry Askin Email
By: Eyewitness News; Jerry Askin Email

[UPDATE] 11-15-2011 at 6:30pm by Jerry Askin

Drika Grandberry shops regularly at the Country Store in her Robertsville neighborhood in Quincy. But she was shocked to hear the news that the store clerk was shot Monday evening.

"She a good person, she greets people when you come in, she's real nice," says Grandberry.

"It's scary - And we live so far out in the country. It's frightening," says local resident Olivia Taswell.

The clerk and store owner, Karrme Halim, did not want to go on camera. But she says around 8:00 Monday night, a man came inside, put a gun to her face and demanded money. She says she turned over the cash but the robber still shot her in the stomach and left in a get-away car.

"Some of them who are robbing people are from around here and some of them aren't. But I don't think that's right," says Grandberry.

Halim is beefing up security. She's adding more cameras inside and outside.

"I hope the law enforcement catches them, especially in a community of elderly people. Someone needs to pay," says Taswell.

Gadsden County investigators have seen a spike in convenience store robberies. Now, they're patrolling more in hopes of putting an end to the crime.

"The Sheriff has been paying particular attention to our patrol division and their business checks which he started doing earlier this summer. So we're trying to be proactive in our efforts to secure our stores," says Ulysses Jenkins, Gadsden County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer.

The store owner is offering a cash reward to anyone who has information that can lead to an arrest.

Call Gadsden County investigators if you have any information on a suspect. That number is 850-627-7111

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[UPDATE] 11-15 Noon -

Deputies in Gadsden County say the man who shot a convenience store clerk last night is still on the loose.The shooting happened at a convenience store in Quincy.

Deputies are still looking for a man who they say robbed and shot a clerk at the Country Store on Bainbridge Highway in Quincy. Deputies say the robber got away with some cash after shooting the clerk in the abdomen. It happened around 8 last night. The clerk who was shot was sent to the hospital, but she's back at work today. Eyewitness News spoke with the clerk and she says her name is Karrme Halim. Halim says the man came in the store, put a gun to her head, and demanded she give him money.

The store is offering a cash reward to anyone who has information that can lead to an arrests.

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Quincy, Florida - November 15, 2011 -

An armed robbery took place at the Country Store convenience store at 5667 Bainbridge Highway in Quincy around 8pm on November 14th, according to the Quincy Police Department.

The store clerk was shot in the abdomen during the incident and sent to the hospital. The clerk's condition is unknown at this time.

The suspect, described as a black male, got away with $400 to $600.

Police are still searching for the suspect at this time.


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  • by Betrayed by Young Location: Gadsden on Nov 17, 2011 at 06:30 AM
    You are correct. We need to get these morons out of office with all the foolish in Gadsden County from the leaders because they do not care about us. Remove Young, McNeil, Sapp, City manager Jack ( his name speaks for it self JACK) and the rest of these MORONS in office. We do not have to many top leaders in Gadsden that live here. Wake up people. The handwriting is on the wall. We are going from bad to worst. White chiefs, I'm black but onething you are correct about. White will help you better than black will. Black folks still have the slave mentality issue. We are crabs in a pot.
  • by Steve Location: Not in Marietta on Nov 16, 2011 at 05:55 PM
    I have a real big fat problem with hoodrat wannabeez with guns! They make my skin crawl. What this punk thug wanted to do is create fear in good people, simply going to this store. I highly reccommend taking back our streets, towns, and cities! If we do not then civilization becomes history. Thanx.
  • by Dawg Location: Quincy on Nov 16, 2011 at 05:43 PM
    Gadsden COunty - CRIME on the RISE. Do those crooks KNOW our police are incompetent?! THAT is why CRIME is on the RISE in GADSDEN. Criminals walk around with GUNS, KNOW they can get away with CRIME. BIG thank you to GCSD and QPD for your STELLAR work. ARM robbery on the RISE. Crooks and GUNS all over out there. QPD and GCSD - pick up all those ARMED FELONS BEFORE they murder.
  • by The Taxpay Yours on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:38 AM
    They really do need to declare Gadsden County and Third World County.
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      by Betrayed by Young on Nov 16, 2011 at 09:37 PM in reply to The Taxpay Yours
      Not Gadsden County, the Sheriff Office and Quincy PD.
  • by Gadsden County Native on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    Wow! This is truly upsetting. I have family that live not too far from that store and not to mention I always went to that store after visiting family in the Robertsville area. The store clerk and her family are in my thoughts and prayers because the job that she is doing is not only highly risky, it takes true bravery and courage. I hope that the person that did commit this crime is captured and that justice is served. It's amazing how the younger generation thinks that the silver spoon should already be on the table waiting for them. It's time to really wake up you guys, nothing is handed to you in life you have to put in the work to acquire the pay. As far as this being anyone's fault...honestly I feel that if you are old enough or grown enough to do the crime then you are old and grown enough to do the time.
  • by Pete Location: Quincy on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:17 AM
    Five officers gone. No big deal,as one goes another stand ready for the challenge. Good,if they are not willing to carry forth the challenge another will. With proper training new officers will do the same job and probably better. Glad the agency will not be held hostage to a few disgruntle officers. Good ridden.
  • by Betrayed by Young Location: Gadsden on Nov 16, 2011 at 07:21 AM
    Its all these PATHETIC Moron, Sheriff Young,Chief McNeil and ASST. Chief Sapp fault. Two of the three come from Tallahassee who do not know nothing about Quincy but a pay check and burning gas commuting from Leon to Gadsden daily on taxpayers. Its time to put a stop to it. You all know that 5 QPD officers are gone, no better time to leave them in a bind. Those 5 officers are brilliant. They will be replace by ore TPD officers. Going from bad to worst.
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      by miss Jahe on Nov 16, 2011 at 11:28 AM in reply to Betrayed by Young
      about the 2 from Tally ,,,,they need to go back ,,,,US needs to go back to the days when we had white chiefs that did the job...ALSO city manager Jack is big buddies with these 2 from Tally and he needs to be fired,,oh wait they did that one time then hired him as CITY MANAGER,,,same with Willie E, fired and now hired back,,,,Us need better and new city leaders on the board
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        by Betrayed by Young on Nov 16, 2011 at 03:47 PM in reply to miss Jahe
        You are correct. We need to start a petition against the foolish in Gadsden County from the leaders because they do not care about us. Remove Young, McNeil, Sapp, City manager Jack ( his name speaks for it self JACK) and the rest of these MORONS in office. We do not have to many top leaders in Gadsden that live here. Wake up people. The handwriting is on the wall. We are going from bad to worst. White chiefs, I'm black but onething you are correct about. White will help you better than black will. Black folks still have the slave mentality issue. We are crabs in a pot.
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 12:43 PM in reply to Betrayed by Young
      What did Young do to you. Come out with it already.He fired you or what? I mean buddy we all are looking for work.
  • by Homer Location: Tallahassee W on Nov 16, 2011 at 05:02 AM
    Armed robbery is on the rise. The thugs are getting more violent. Young men who believe a gun is a heck of a lot easier than any kind of work, because they have been raised with no work ethic at all. It will continue, especially in Gadsden County, because the thugs are outnumbering the rest of us. And they all have guns.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 05:45 AM in reply to Homer
      They were raised by people we paid to conceive them. We knew they would be raise them with no work ethic, no sense of right or wrong, and no reguard for Human life.Yet we decided to go ahead and pay these people to conceive children? Who's fault is that? Stop paying people to have a children. Just give them the checks. It is cheaper in the long run....or better yet just stop funding all of this because we are producing a chaotic society with no morals upbring. These people do not want children. They want a check.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 02:05 PM in reply to
        I did not see these comments on the story about the boat stealing thugs in crawfordville. Why not?????? What was their problem?
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          by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 04:07 PM in reply to
          did the boat stealing white thugs shoot anybody?
  • by Officer Location: Jackson County on Nov 15, 2011 at 07:17 PM
    Proactive Patrol...getting out walking businesses, walking the streets, stopping suspicious vehicles in neighborhoods, suspicious people walking...unmarked police vehicles and establishing professional rapport with criminal informants. HOw difficult can that be Sheriff Young, Chief McNeil, Asst. Chief Sapp? You wonder why we haven't heard anything about Gretna, Chattahoochee, and Havana PD...its because they are are ran by Proactive Chiefs..who put have there men and women to put in the work before crimes happen. Its the best way to detour crime. Say please Morris YOung and Chief McNeil stay out of the news, speaking about what a good job your are doing and focus on what you are not doing!
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      by officer on Nov 16, 2011 at 02:44 AM in reply to Officer
      Just because Chattahoochee, Gretna, Havanna isn't in the news doesn't mean nothing bad isn't happening. Also try doing a ride-along with agencies over here and we will show you proactive patrol if your not scared.
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      by jack on Nov 16, 2011 at 03:57 AM in reply to Officer
      what your saying is true,,,that is the way we use to do patroling,,,,,,but no ,,,todays officers have to ride up and down 90 ,and talk on the cell phone and play on the computer...officers today no long patrol businesses, are around in N/hoods any more unless they are called there..
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        by betrayed by young on Nov 16, 2011 at 05:48 AM in reply to jack
        Preach, amen. I bet Young, Chief McNeil and asst. Chief Sapp are not going to do anything about it until someone pursiut a lawsuit against these morons in OFFICE.
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        by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 06:27 PM in reply to jack
        Wow sounds so ignorant
  • by anonymous Location: Gadsden County on Nov 15, 2011 at 06:23 PM
    It shouldn't be too long before we see this young man in court, and for the first time... with a haircut, wearing a suit and tie, having his pants pulled up, and carrying a bible while he pleads that he is the victim because society let him down.
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      by len on Nov 16, 2011 at 03:54 AM in reply to anonymous
      you got that right
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