The clerk told Yadkin Sheriff deputies that a male suspect entered the store around noon on Tuesday and drew a gun as he approached the counter. The suspect told the clerk to “get down” and demanded money.
A struggle then broke out as the clerk resisted the robber. The clerk grabbed the suspect’s weapon, and the suspect fired twice into the ceiling.
After firing the shots, the suspect struck the clerk in the head multiple times using the butt of his gun. According to the clerk’s statement to deputies after the robbery, the suspect then fled in the direction of new U.S. 421.
When Yadkin County deputies arrived on the scene, they met the clerk exiting the back of the store. The clerk, who was bleeding from lacerations to his face, was later treated by Yadkin County EMS.
"When I entered the store there were numerous cider bottles broken on the ground around the cash register where the struggle had taken place. There was also a spent casing on the floor near the counter," an officer's report showed.
An investigation of the scene of the crime found no money or items in the store to be missing, according to the deputy’s report.
The clerk described the suspect as a male, approximately 5’ 10”, heavy set with light brown hair. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a camouflage facemask and a camouflage jacket. He was driving a large, dark blue or gray, four-door vehicle, which resembled a Lincoln sedan.
If you have any information about this crime, call the Yadkin County Sheriff's Department CID unit at 336-849-7800.