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HAMPTON -- Two robbers placed fake bombs on two employees of a grocery store in Hampton early Friday, police said.

Police were on the scene at Food Lion in Newmarket Square at 7:20 a.m.

Witnesses say the suspects entered the store and identified themselves as FBI agents - one had a badge on his belt and the other had a shirt with FBI on the front.

Inside the store at the time were two employees, a beer vendor and six customers.

During the robbery, the vendor stabbed one of the suspects in the upper torso and the vendor was shot in the leg.

A friend of the produce manager who was in the store during the chaos came by later to see how he was doing.

'I could tell he was shook up,' said Andrew Scott.

The suspects were dressed in black clothing.

The Newport News bomb squad was called to the scene and determined the devices were fakes.

The victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot to his leg.

The search for the two robbers continues. If you can help, call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

FBI spokesman Phil Mann told WVEC.com it's a serious federal crime to impersonate an FBI Agent.

'Impersonation not only undermines public trust, but it can be used to physically or financially harm innocent members of the public. An FBI Special Agent carries both an official credential and a badge, and an Agent will display them when conducting official business. If a member of the public remains concerned about the true identity of someone purporting to be an FBI Agent, consider independently contacting the published number of a local office of the FBI for further assistance. In this area, the public may call 757-455-0100.'

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