February 12, 2013
All American Mattress and Furniture, located at 9734 Aberdeen Road just over the Hoke County line, was the site of an attempted robbery Friday night.
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The robbery was supposed to go off without a hitch, a lone owner closing his remote mattress business on a Friday night. One of the suspects was a former employee and knew owner Alexander Rowland.
Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said the robbery at All American Mattress and Furniture, 9734 Aberdeen Road, occurred around 8:30 p.m. Friday. Four individuals, armed with a rifle and brass knuckles, burst in as the store's owner was preparing to close for the night.