Suspect at Large After Convenience Store Armed Robbery
MASARYKTOWN – At 9:53 p.m. this evening, the Sheriff’s Office received reports of an armed robbery at the Fuel Express Convenience Store, located at 483 Broad Street.
Several deputies, K-9, and the Air Unit responded to the scene within minutes of the call, but despite their efforts the suspect avoided capture.
Authorities have not released a statement at this time but there are unconfirmed reports that the suspect was dressed in all black, wore a mask, and brandished a black colored handgun.
Fire Rescue responded to the scene, after one of the victims claimed to have been struck in the head by the assailant.
It is not known at this time if the suspect fled on foot or if he drove away in a vehicle.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
UPDATE: 9/25/2015, 2:28 P.M. – The Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the robbery attempt that occurred last night at the location mentioned above.
There are no new details at this time other than an updated description of the suspect. According to officials, the suspect is described as a white male, 5’9″, 250 lbs., and wearing a black ski mask, blue long sleeve shirt, black pants, black gloves, dark pants and boots.
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