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Police look for 3 robbers who beat store clerk with bat

By Jeff Cunningham

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Police in Poplar Bluff are looking for three men who robbed a local convenience store and beat the clerk with a baseball bat.

It happened Friday, July 30th at the Southside Sinclair station. 

Clerk Tammy Arbuckle says she was just about to close the store around 10:45 p.m. and was counting the money in the cash register when three men rushed in. 

"I still feel scared and don't trust anyone and I'm scared they know who I am," Arbuckle said.

One of the men threatened Tammy with a bat while the other two took the money from the cash register.

"I was trying not to look too much because I was afraid they would hurt me," Arbuckle added.

The entire robbery was caught on the store's surveillance camera. 

After the men took the money and some cigarettes, the man with the bat hit Arbuckle twice with the bat.  She was left with a severe bruise to her arm.


Store owner Michah Bell says the men got away with around $700 in cash and $300 worth of cigarettes. 

She is offering a reward to anyone who can help them catch the men responsible for the robbery and assault.

"The money is one thing but to hurt her for no reason is why we hope someone can help us," Bell said.

If you have any information about this case you are encouraged to call the Poplar Bluff Police Department.

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