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Clayton police look for robber of Auto Zone

Posted September 16, 2010 1:33 p.m. EDT

— Clayton police were looking for a suspect in a robbery Wednesday at the Auto Zone on U.S. Highway 70W Business.

Witnesses told police that a Hispanic man with a dark complexion, short hair and sideburns held up the store at gunpoint and escaped with money from the register.

The suspect was described as about 5 foot 6 inches tall and in his mid-20s to mid-30s. He was wearing a dark brown baseball cap with the letters RW on it, dark blue jeans and a T-shirt.

An employee said the man showed a semi-automatic handgun, but no one was injured. He ran from the store on foot, witnesses said.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Clayton Police Department at 919-553-4611. Callers may also contact Clayton Crime Stoppers at 359-8479. A cash reward of up to $2,500 is offered for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible. Callers may remain confidential.