A local business owner was robbed around 4:30 this morning (6-14). Pat Cannon, owner of Northwood Grocery was approached from behind by a single suspect wearing a ski mask. A purse containing an undisclosed amount of cash and checks from the business were taken along with the victim's cell phone. Cannon was shaken but uninjured.
The suspect fled the scene and is believed to have escaped in a vehicle that was parked just off Poplar Flat Road where the victim's cell phone was discovered. The suspect is described as average height and possibly stocky in build.
If anyone has any information about this crime or saw any suspicious activity or vehicle in the area especially in the early morning hours on Friday should contact the Winston County Sheriff's Office or Winston County Crime Stoppers at 662-773-9999.