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Cary Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Convenience Store

The robbery happened Thursday night. A similar incident was reported Thursday evening in Elgin and police are investigating whether the two are related.

Credit: Cary Police Department
Credit: Cary Police Department

The Cary Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a local convenience store, 296 Cary-Algonquin Road, at 8:14 p.m. on Thursday, according to a Cary Police Department press release.

A clerk at the store told police he was robbed at gunpoint after a man entered the store alone, asked to the use the restroom and then asked if the clerk was working “alone” and then asked for a pack of cigarettes, according to police.

The clerk told police the man proceeded to remove a back semi-automatic handgun from his front pocket and demanded money from the drawer. The clerk handed over $200 to $300 and the man then fled on foot, according to police.

It is not known if a vehicle was parked nearby. The suspect was not wearing a mask or gloves.

The Elgin Police Department reported a similar incident early in the evening and police are investigating whether the two are related, according to the press release. Surveillance video was recovered in the Cary robbery.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 30 years old and around 150 pounds with thin build. He was wearing a black-hooded coat, black hat, light blue jeans and grey/white shoes.

Anyone with information should contact the Cary Police Department investigations section at 847-639-2341 or Cary-Grove Crime Stoppers at 1-800-762-7867. A reward maybe available for those providing information to police. 

Julie West March 10, 2014 at 09:11 AM
"The clerk handed over $200 to $300 in chase " nice editing Amie
Amie Schaenzer March 11, 2014 at 10:36 AM
Julie, this typo has been corrected.

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