Walmart greeter charged with robbery at NC store


    STATESVILLE, NC (AP) — Police in Statesville have charged an 83-year-old man who worked as a greeter at Walmart with attempting to rob his own store.

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

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    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 is being held at the Iredell County Jail on an $80,000 bond. He faces multiple charges, including robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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

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