Grocery store robbed at gun-point

Another business in Abbevile was held-up and robbed at gun-point in December.

Meaux’s Grocery, located at 224 LeBlanc Street and owned by Tony Meaux, was robbed at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

According to Abbeville Police Chief Rick Coleman, two people wearing masks walked into the grocery store and demanded money.

One was carrying a rifle and proceeded to point it at the clerk.

The robbers, according to Coleman, got away with just under $100.

While no suspects were named, Coleman said video cameras were able to catch the robbers in action.

Meaux, a second-generation grocery store owner, said this was the first time in 47 years that the grocery store has been robbed at gun-point.

Meaux, who was not in the store at the time of the robbery, said his workers were not hurt but they were shaken up.

Earlier this month, OUPAC Financial Services on Charity Street was robbed at gun-point by a person holding a pistol. Just over $300 was taken from the front clerk at the finance company after the person fired a shot into the ceiling.

Coleman said the two crimes were committed by two different people. Coleman added that every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Abbeville has at least two armed robberies.

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