Greeter charged with robbery of own Walmart in NC

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Posted: Mar 7, 2011 12:46 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: robbery, Walmart, North Carolina, George Plane Jr., greeter, WBRZ

STATESVILLE, N.C. - Police have charged an 83-year-old greeter at a North Carolina Walmart with trying to rob the store over the weekend.

Police say George Plane Jr. of Mooresville was working Sunday night when he went to his car, donned a disguise and walked back inside the Statesville store with a gun.

Statesville Police Chief Tom Anderson says Plane put the gun to a fellow employee's head and demanded money from a cash register.

Anderson says Plane fired a shot in the air after leaving with the money.

Plane was arrested later Sunday.

He was being held Monday on multiple charges, including robbery with a dangerous weapon.

It could not be immediately determined Monday if he has a lawyer.

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