Monday, February 11, 2013
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CONYERS -- A clerk at the Texaco station at 1801 Ga. Highway 138 was robbed at gunpoint and chased from the store by the robbery suspect Saturday night.
The 39-year-old female clerk told the Conyers Police Department that she was stocking a cigarette rack at about 10 p.m. when the suspect came in the store, jumped over the counter, pointed a handgun at her and ordered her to open the register. The victim said she ran out of the front door screaming for help, with the suspect chasing behind her.
The suspect reportedly grabbed the victim's right arm and attempted to drag her back into the store. However, she said she believes the presence of a law enforcement vehicle across the street changed his mind and he ran away.
The suspect reportedly had his head covered with a black shirt or hood. The victim said he appeared to be a young, thin black male. She told police she was unable to get a good description of him because his face was covered and she was trying to get away from him. She said she didn't know if he left on foot or in a vehicle.
A witness working nearby told police that he heard someone screaming and saw a black male wearing a gray T-shirt with a hood over his head and a brown object over his face. The witness said he called 911 because he suspected a robbery was taking place.