Man robs Rolla gas station, pepper sprays clerk before fleeing

Man robs Rolla gas station, pepper sprays clerk before fleeing

Man robs Rolla gas station, pepper sprays clerk before fleeing

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by Justine Ward /KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 9:42 AM

100 block of E. Highway 72 in Rolla.

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ROLLA, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- The Rolla Police Department is looking for a man who they say robbed a convenience store and then pepper sprayed a clerk in the face.

On Saturday, at approximately 9:40 p.m. ,the Rolla Police Department received a 911 call that an armed robbery had occurred at the Delano Convenience Store, located at the 100 block of E. Highway 72.

Authorities say an unidentified male suspect entered the convenience store and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. After stealing an undetermined amount from the store and prior to fleeing, the man assaulted the clerk by spraying her in the face with pepper spray. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

The suspect was described to police as a male, dressed in a grey colored hooded sweatshirt, khaki cargo style pants, a dark colored ski mask and gloves.

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Hank Harper of the Rolla Police Department’s Division of Criminal Investigations Unit at (573) 308-1213, or call our Confidential Tip Line at (573) 364-0111.

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