The Case Of The Convenience Store Robbery

Thank heavens you’re here!” exclaimed 17 year old Robbie, the clerk at the little corner convenience store where I often buy my morning coffee. I’d ducked in out of the rain to grab a coffee and muffin on my way to meet my niece Crystal before school. She always called on me to help when she had problems, and this one was a pretty small one – she needed to borrow $5 for a class trip.

The little store was warm and cozy despite the driving rain outside, and I was pleased to note that Robbie was obviously doing a good job of keeping the place neat and tidy. The floor was spotless, and all the shelves were neatly arranged.

“What’s wrong, Robbie?” I asked.

“You just missed them!” the young boy told me. “Two men just burst into here, held a gun on me and demanded all the money in the register. Mr. Loan says if that happens, we should just give it over, so I did, but as soon as they were gone, I ran outside to see if I could get their license number, or at least see the car they were driving.”

“What did you see?” I asked him, frowning at the thought of my niece’s friend in such a dangerous situation.

“Well, I had to run halfway out into the parking lot, but as they passed under the light at the end of the road, I realized that it was Bart Petersen’s car! I can’t believe that Bart Petersen just robbed the

“I don’t believe it either, Robbie. You’d better put the money back because if you tell the police that story, you’re going to be arrested.”

How did Detective Nose know that Robbie was lying?

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18 Responses to “The Case Of The Convenience Store Robbery”

  1. dumb on June 29th, 2009 5:05 pm

    how would you expect me to know its raining

  2. Delores Ratliff on September 18th, 2009 4:17 am

    love the mysterys. read them at thenursing home. thanks

  3. Cedeno on March 10th, 2010 7:11 am

    That was the easiest one of this lot!

  4. Dumped on April 26th, 2010 10:48 am


  5. Lyn on June 25th, 2010 11:22 am

    Umm… to the person who said “How should I know it’s raining, go back and read “The little store was cozy despite the driving rain outside”. It’s pretty clear about that…

  6. lilchan on July 15th, 2011 8:23 pm

    It also says “I’d ducked in out of the rain to grab a coffee and muffin…”

  7. elijah on December 5th, 2011 7:24 am

    The floor was spotless and since it was raining there would be mud on the floor and they didn’t take anything off the shelves and he said he tried to get the license and when they were driving away he could tell who it was.

  8. darius on December 5th, 2011 7:31 am

    The floor would have been wet and muddy if someone would have came in and robbed them

  9. Jennifer on December 5th, 2011 7:36 am

    he knew it was Robbie because the floor was really clean and it was raining outside.
    It would have atleast been dirty or muddy if someone from outside had came in.

  10. Alezhah on December 5th, 2011 7:38 am

    I Think It Was Bart Petterson .

  11. Alyssa on December 5th, 2011 1:11 pm

    i think it was bart petterson ,, and the reasoning for that is because if the kid seen the car and noticed it was bart pettersons car then it had to of been him and a couple of his friend!!!..

  12. Pepper on August 1st, 2012 3:14 am

    I knew it!

  13. Becca on January 7th, 2013 6:17 pm

    I got it right away

  14. lol on February 9th, 2013 11:41 am

    I didnt think it was that simple god d*** it

  15. josiah omweno on March 25th, 2013 7:42 pm

    how would somebody duck in from rain and suddenly says that he had been robbed while there are no foot marks on the floor since it was raining?i cant quite understand robbie

  16. Jessie on April 1st, 2013 12:46 pm

    Awesome story I loved it❤❤

  17. Connor on May 16th, 2013 2:32 pm

    i dont get it

  18. Nina on June 14th, 2013 12:42 pm

    Ronnie isnt wet

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