Thieves Use Truck to Break Into Halifax Co. Store

Update 11:15 a.m.:

Halifax Co., VA - Deputies in Halifax County say an overnight store break-in is rare because of how the thieves got inside. They say someone drove a truck into Gene's Orange Market on Route 58 at about 2:30 a.m.

The owner of the store says it appears the ATM machine was stolen, and the damage caused by the truck being driven through the front is extensive.

Police found extensive damage when they first arrived at the store.

Employees say it will take days to get the store back in shape to re-open.

Halifax County Sheriff Fred Clark says they are looking for two individuals in a white pickup truck that they believe may have been involved.

There is no word yet on whether or not this crime is connected to the Jiffy Convenience store burglaries just 3 or 4 miles down the road.

Clark hopes the unusual nature of the crime will help them pinpoint just who is responsible.

"It's hard to believe that somebody would go through this trouble to gain entrance as they did here. So it's a very unusual situation," said Clark.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Halifax County Sheriff's Office 434-476-3334.


Halifax Co., VA - The Halifax County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unusual convenience store robbery.

At about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, they received a call about an alarm going off at Gene's Market on Route 58 near South Boston. When they arrived, investigators say it looked like a vehicle had crashed into the front of the store.

According to the Sheriff's Office, it appears the store's ATM was stolen. They also say a pickup truck did the damage. A description of the vehicle has not yet been released.

We will have more information on ABC-13 News Midday.