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‘Back the fu*k up’: Former employee returns to grocery store for Cheetos, robs cashier

Crystal Graham
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A former Danville Food Lion employee returned to the grocery store last year and pulled a gun on a cashier and robbed the store of more than $1,200 in cash.

Christopher Rashard Harris, 30, pled guilty Wednesday to one count of Hobbs Act Robbery.

According to court documents, on June 28, 2023, Harris entered the Food Lion grocery store, placed two bags of Cheetos on the counter, and gave the cashier a $1 bill and some change.

When the cashier opened the register, Harris pulled out a firearm, pointed it at the cashier and said “back the fu*k up.”

The cashier put his hands up and backed away from the register while Harris grabbed the entire cash drawer and ran out with the contents estimated at $1,217.

Approximately one week later, on July 6, law enforcement officers arrested Harris who confessed to robbing the store and described where he had abandoned the cash drawer. The cash drawer was later recovered.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.