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Man Charged With Blockbuster Robbery in Alabama

20 May, 2002 By: Hive News

A 48-year-old man has been charged in the robbery last week of a Blockbuster store in Anniston, Ala., that left four men dead with gunshot wounds, according to The Associated Press. The robbery took place last Wednesday, May 15, and resulted in the deaths of two Blockbuster employees and two customers who were brothers.

Donald Wheat of nearby Clay County was jailed last Friday, May 17, on the robbery charge after a court hearing. Officials would not say if or when additional charges would be filed, according to the AP. A gun found inside the store led police to Wheat, authorities told the AP. Police have said the Blockbuster robbery may be related to a holdup at a Movie Gallery store earlier last week in nearby Heflin, where a female clerk was stabbed but survived the robbery. Police told the AP that the case may also be related to an armed robbery and slaying last week in Carrollton, Ga.

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