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Armed robbers hit Clayton convenience store

Posted May 18, 2009 10:45 a.m. EDT

— A masked gunman stole cash from Sandhu's convenience store, 1225 Amelia Church Road, and left in a car stolen from a Garner church shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, Clayton police said.

One employee was present during the robbery, police said. She told police that the robber left in a burgundy 1994 Olds Cutlass vehicle driven by a getaway driver.

Officers found the getaway vehicle abandoned nearby in the parking lot of Parkside Village Apartments, at Guy and Amelia Church roads. Investigators believe the two men then left into another vehicle that had been waiting for them in the apartment complex.

Officers searched the area but did not find the men.

Investigators determined the abandoned car had been stolen earlier Sunday from the parking lot Capital Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1308 U.S. Highway 70 in Garner.

Police described the gunman as a heavy-set man of average height. He was wearing a dark shirt and jeans.

A description of the driver of the getaway vehicle was not available.

Anyone with information about the robbery, getaway vehicle at Parkside Village of the car theft in Garner should call Clayton Police at 919-553-4611 or Clayton Crime Stoppers at 919-359-8479.

A cash reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of those responsible. Callers can remain confidential.