An armed man held up a Rock Hill convenience store early Tuesday, stealing cash from a register at gunpoint, and then robbing a customer and forcing her to lie on the floor, police said.
In the incident at about 1:30 a.m. at the QuikTrip store on Riverview Road, a customer was warming food in the store microwave oven when she turned and saw a gunman wearing a hoodie and sweatpants enter the store, a police report states.
The suspect pointed a semiautomatic handgun at one of the clerks at the register, the report states.
The suspect rushed behind the counter and demanded employees open the register, victims told police. Cash was stolen, the report says.
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The suspect then tried to force an employee to open the store safe, holding the gun to an employee’s back, the report said. The employee was not able to open the safe, the report says.
The gunman then made the customer lie on the floor and empty her pockets, brandishing a gun to her face, the report says. The suspect took the woman’s cash, the report says.
The suspect fled.
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