On Dec. 7 at approximately 10:10 p.m., Woodstock Police officers responded to a call from the gas station, at 238 Arnold Mill Road, in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred.
The store clerk told the officers that a man entered the store around 9:45 p.m., purchased five lottery tickets, and then stayed inside for an additional 15 minutes. When the clerk told the man he was closing, the suspect walked to the counter, pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun from his jacket pocket, and demanded that the clerk give him money from the cash register, police said. The store clerk complied and the man fled from the store in an unknown direction, authorities said. The store’s video surveillance confirms the clerk’s statements, police said.
The man is described as black, approximately 30 to 40 years old. He was wearing a white baseball cap, a black hooded sweatshirt and stone-wash jeans at the time of the incident. Investigators believe the suspect either lives in the area or has family or friends in or near Woodstock.
The store clerk suffered from minor bruises during the incident. A police spokeswoman said the clerk’s knees were bruised from being forced to get on the floor.
Anyone with information is asked to call (770) 592-6030 or the Woodstock Police Department Tip Line at (770) 592-6021. Callers can remain anonymous.