Man asks for money in register, clerk says no

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 21, 2013

A man who attempted to rob a local convenience store actually took no for an answer after the clerk refused to give him money.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who tried to rob the Rushco convenience store at Long Ferry Road late Tuesday night. Officers were sent to the store when the clerk pushed the hold-up alarm around 10 p.m. She told officers the man was in the store near the back, but when it was empty of other people, he went to the counter and placed two drinks on the counter as if to pay for them.
He reached his hands near his waistband and told the clerk to put all the money from the register in a bag and hand it to him. She said no. The would-be robber said “OK,” grabbed the drinks and left the store.
The man left in a silver-colored car headed toward Interstate 85. The man is described as a light-skinned black male, 5 feet 6 inches tall and small build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white stripes, tan pants and white tennis shoes.
Davidson County law enforcement officials said a man, believed to be the same suspect and matching the description, robbed a convenience store in Lexington.
Anyone who may have seen anything or has information is asked to contact the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office at 704-216-8700 or Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers 1-866-639-5245.