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Clerk assaulted in Clayton store robbery

Posted July 29, 2011

— A reward of $2,500 is offered for information that helps police arrest two suspects in an armed robbery Thursday in which a Clayton store clerk was assaulted, police said.

Two masked men entered a Walgreens store at 11306 U.S. Highway 70 West around 12:30 a.m. Police said one man struck a clerk with the butt of a rifle and forced her to open the cash register. The men got a small, undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot north on Robertson Street.

Clayton armed store robbery Video of Clayton store robbery, part one

Clayton armed store robbery Video of Clayton store robbery, part two

The clerk was treated for minor injuries and released from Johnston Medical Center-Clayton, police said. None of the four other employees and customers present during the robbery were injured.

Police said they are looking for a black man in his early 20s, approximately 6 feet tall. He work a black mask, shirt and pants, along with one black glove and one white glove. He was carrying a rifle.

Police described the second man as black, in his early 20s, about 6 feet tall. He had a red bandanna on his head and a black and white bandanna covering his face. He wore a black shirt and gray pants.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Clayton police at 919-553-4611 or Clayton Crime Stoppers at 919-359-8479. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous, confidential tips that solve cases.


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  • gcoats3 Jul 29, 2011

    Didn't the individuals that robbed First Citizens Bank in Clayton recently have a rifle?

  • SAMCRO4ever Jul 29, 2011

    tiggerjd3 please let your aunt know how lucky she is and Im very glad shes alright. People are stupid. Its never worth what they do to people just to get a little cash in their pocket. Lets pray Clayton PD gets these lowlifes.

  • Caring Jul 29, 2011

    I hope they catch these 2 and lock them up for life!!!

  • paulawindley Jul 29, 2011

    Poor lady!! I hope she recovers soon...

  • tiggerjd3 Jul 29, 2011

    This victim here is my aunt. It upsets me to see how these 2 criminals went after her. With a rifle?? We are just elated that she is still here with us!! She is such a sweet and wonderful person, who did not deserve this! These two need more than a slap on the wrist.

  • garnertoy Jul 29, 2011

    Put them on a chain gang and make them work

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 29, 2011

    Walgreen getting hit left and right, what up with that?

  • bluered5858 Jul 29, 2011

    the reason this kind of criminal act keeps happening over and over again
    is when they are caught and sent to court the penalty is a slap on the rist, instead of long hard time which they deserve,look at the way this man walked in this store without reguard for anyone and just took what he wanted and if someone had tried to stop him chances are good that he would have been killed.period