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The Emporia Police need the public’s assistance in solving a robbery that occurred at local convenience store in the 500 Block of East Atlantic Street in the City of Emporia.

On 05/12/2016 at approximately 11:45pm, officers responded to the 500 block of East Atlantic St to a local convenience store in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred.

The investigation revealed that a black male entered the store and held the clerk at gunpoint and demanded money from the cash register.  The suspect then fired a shot at the clerk that missed the clerk and took an undisclosed amount of money prior to exiting the store.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’10”-6’00”, slender build with a medium complexion. The suspect was wearing a dark colored pullover hoodie, blue pants and black Nike slippers. The suspect fled the scene of the robbery driving a white Isuzu Rodeo.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Emporia Police Department at 434-634-2121 or Emporia/Greensville Crime Line at 434-634-1111. Information leading to the arrest of this individual could result in a cash reward.

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