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Police: Sunday incident at Radcliff Wal-Mart not just random 'robbery'

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By Bob White

RADCLIFF —  A robbery in the parking lot of the Radcliff Wal-Mart on Sunday afternoon ended with a victim’s gun being wrestled from him.

The incident has police thinking the victim and offender may be on opposite sides of a domestic dispute.

According to Radcliff police, the male victim stopped at the store for lunch around 1:30 p.m. when he was cornered at his vehicle by two black men.

Thinking he was in danger, the man reached for a handgun to defend himself, Radcliff spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

The men wrestled the gun away from the victim and sped off in a blue older-model Chevy Malibu with 22-inch wheels and a large Chevy logo decal, Shumate said.

The vehicle was last spotted headed south on Wilson Road. Police throughout the county were unable to locate it Sunday.

Shumate said the incident may stem from the victim’s ties to a former girlfriend and said it doesn’t appear the robbery suspects present an immediate threat to the community.

Anyone with information can contact Radcliff police at -351-4470. Anonymous tips can be given to Hardin County Crime Stoppers at (800) 597-8123.