The Woodstock Police and Fire departments are working together to investigate the alleged armed robbery and fire at the Play N Trade that left the store owner injured, and officials have asked for the public’s help to find the suspects, Woodstock Police spokeswoman Brittany Duncan said.
The owner of the store was injured and taken to an area hospital in stable condition on Sunday, and Duncan said he was still in the hospital in stable condition on Monday.
Duncan said that police are looking for “at least one, and no more than four” individuals who are believed to be involved.
“The detectives are working away and it is our hope that we get some surveillance footage of it, but they’re still working on that,” Duncan said Monday.
Emergency operators received a call at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday about a possible armed robbery at the Play N Trade, and when emergency personnel arrived they discovered “an active structure fire” inside the store, according to a press release from Sgt. Milligan, spokesman for the Woodstock Police Department.
Police asked if anyone has information about the incident to please call the Woodstock Police Department at (770) 592-6030.
Duncan said that anonymous information can be called into the tip line at (770) 592-6021.