Employees Foil Robbery Attempt

A 70-year-old man has been charged with an armed robbery in west Alabama.

Sunday night around 9:30, police say Louis Compton attempted to rob Ramey's IGA grocery store in Butler.

As the night manager was locking the door, investigators say Compton forced the man back inside at gunpoint and tied up one employee.

However, authorities say the employees were later able to overpower Compton and keep him in the store until police arrived.


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