Updated: Thursday, 24 Jan 2013, 1:31 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 24 Jan 2013, 1:31 PM EST
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A clerk at a Suffolk Exxon was unsuccessful in his attempt to prevent a robbery.
On the evening of January 23 officers were called to the business in the 800 block of W. Constance Road. The clerk told police a man came up to the counter to buy some cigarettes, but his credit card was declined. He left, only to return about five minutes later and said he wife would be bringing by the money to buy the cigarettes.
As soon as all other customers left the store, the clerk says the man asked for change for a dollar. When the register was open, the suspect told the clerk it was a "stick up." The suspect went to grab the money from the register and police say the clerk tried to slam the register on the man's hand.
According to police spokesman Diana Klink the suspect is now wanted for strong armed robbery.
If you have any information on this case, call Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.
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