(Memphis) The man some have long considered a suspect in the murders of three West Memphis boys 20 years ago became of victim of crime himself Tuesday.
Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of Stevie Branch, was working at Discount Building Supply in North Memphis when it was robbed by a man wielding a knife.
“They said he had a knife, but I didn’t see no knife at his neck,” said Darrell Edwards.
Darrell Edwards, an employee at Discount Building Supply, says he saw a man holding Hobbs by the neck, but at the time had no idea what was going on.
“He was holding Terry by neck and was hopping and trying to get close to the door. He did get by the door. He pushed Terry down and opened the door and just started running,” said Edwards.
Edwards say he saw the man run to a convenience store nearby and get into a white, four door car with a woman inside.
No word on how much money he took.
Employees are just glad no one was hurt.
“We can always get the money back,” said Edwards.
Many people have long suspected Terry Hobbs took part in the murders of the three boys.
Just last year, his ex-wife Pam Hicks accused him of being behind the murders.
Hobbs has always maintained his innocence.
If you know anything, call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH.