Butcher knife used in robbery

Monday, December 22, 2014
Amanda Carr

Store's staff, patrons stop woman from leaving scene of crime

SIKESTON - A woman who robbed a convenience store armed with a butcher's knife was quickly taken into custody with the assistance of the store's staff and patrons.

On Sunday, the Scott County Court charged Amanda Carr, 29, of Cape Girardeau with felony robbery and armed criminal action.

According to Capt. James McMillen, Department of Public Safety public information officer, at 9:10 p.m. Saturday, Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call of a robbery at Quick Check II convenience store, located at 206 E. Center, just a block from DPS headquarter. Upon arrival, officers found a disturbance in the parking lot between a woman, later identified as Carr, and the clerks and some patrons.

The employees of the store told officers Carr had just robbed the store with a large butcher knife.

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