Andrews business owner shot during robbery

  • Monday, December 30, 2013

The owner of an Andrews business was still hospitalized this week after being shot during a robbery Saturday evening.

Andrews Police Chief Joseph Cooper said it happened at around 7 p.m. Saturday at Tienda Mexiana at 403 East Main Street.

Cooper said at least three black males walked into the restaurant and demanded money. He said the owner, who was at the cash register, was shot during the robbery. Initial reports indicated he was shot in the stomach.

Cooper said the suspects fled on foot after the robbery but it’s unknown if they had a car waiting. The victim was transported to Grand Strand Hospital. He was conscious and breathing when he left the scene, Cooper said.

He said the owners and their employees were in the business at the time of the incident. The Sheriff’s Office dog team responded to try to find the suspects but a track was not located.

Cooper said it’s believed the men may have been in the business a couple of days before the robbery scoping things out, based on interviews.

If anyone has any information about the robbery, please call Andrews police at 264-5223.

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