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Man shot during armed robbery at business in Axton



AXTON – A man was hospitalized after being shot during an armed robbery at a business Saturday.


At around 1:41, deputies responded to a call of a gunshot victim at a business located in the 7600 block of Axton Road.


The Henry County Sheriff’s Office says the victim, Craig Keen of Axton, was transported via personal vehicle to the UNC-Rockingham Health Care Emergency Room before they got there.


The sheriff’s office says they determined that an unknown subject entered into the Image Improvement Barbershop, held Keen at gunpoint and robbed him of U.S. Currency.


Keen suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound.


The suspect then fled the scene in a newer model, SUV or hatchback style vehicle bearing an unknown North Carolina registration.


Keen is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries.


This incident is being investigated by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office


Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 276-638-8751 or Crimestoppers at 276-632-7463.


Remember, the Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.

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