A Rock Hill store clerk was robbed at gunpoint Thursday morning by a man who first asked for cigarettes before stealing the store’s money, police said.
The suspect showed a handgun to the employee before taking money from the cash register and forcing the clerk into the back of the store, Chavis said.
The victim was not hurt, Chavis said. The clerk told police the suspect first asked for carton of Newport cigarettes but was told there were no cartons available, according to a Rock Hill police incident report. The suspect then asked for a carton of Newport Red variety before showing the clerk the gun and demanding cash, police said.
The incident was captured on store surveillance video, police said. The suspect wore a black knit cap, black pants and shirt and black boots, police said.
The case remains under investigation but no arrests have been made, Chavis said.