PHOTOS: Convenience store robbed; Johnson City police search for suspect

(Source: Johnson City Police Department)

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Johnson City police are looking for a man who reportedly robbed a convenience store clerk this morning.

Investigators say the man demanded money from the cash register at the Roadrunner on South Roan Street and Bonita Drive around 5:00 a.m. this morning.

Police say the clerk believed the man had a weapon.

(Source: Johnson City Police Department)

Witnesses described the suspect as a man dressed in dark clothing, wearing a ski mask and sunglasses. Surveillance footage showed a man about 6’0 tall, thin build, wearing a blue jacket, jeans, and tennis shoes.

The video shows the suspect entering the store carrying an object in his right hand, appearing to be a long weapon of some sort covered in cloth.

After taking the money, the suspect ran away. Investigators later found a ski-mask on Arbor Drive near Buffalo Road.

Anyone with information is asked call Johnson City police at (423)434-6166 or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 434-6158. You can also send messages via the JCPD website: http://www.johnsoncitytn.org/police/cid/.

 

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