For the third time in about a week, a local business was targeted by a gunman.
According to an incident report filed by Walthourville Police Department Patrolman Brandon Calhoun, Clyde’s Market gas station in the 1400 block of Dunlevie Road became the latest victim Friday night.
Calhoun said he responded to a report of an armed robbery at the convenience store shortly before 6:30 p.m.
When he arrived, the officer talked to a customer who said he’d been standing at the counter waiting to make a purchase when he heard the store’s door open. The customer said a man holding a chrome revolver came in, reached around him and ordered him and the two store clerks to put their hands up. He then reportedly pointed the gun at one store clerk and demanded money.
As the gunman took the cash, he allegedly ordered the customer to hand over his wallet, which contained his military ID, driver’s license and bank card.
One of the store clerks told the officer the register contained several hundred dollars.
Another clerk told Calhoun she was cleaning in the back of the store and was unaware of the robbery in progress. When she finished cleaning, she said, she walked toward the front of the store and spotted the man holding a silver revolver. The gunman told her to put her hands up.
The suspect then reportedly fled the store on foot and headed in the direction of Country Lane mobile home park.
Authorities said they’re looking for a black male, who was wearing jeans, white sneakers, a black hoodie and a white bandana with a graphic on it over his face.
The customer said the gun appeared to be a .38 caliber or .357 with a short barrel.