About 7 a.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the BP gas station at 2061 Gordon Highway in reference to the armed robbery, according to an incident report.
Upon arrival, deputies spoke with employee Barbara Smith, who said the suspect entered the store brandishing a silver, semi-automatic handgun and demanding money from the register. She obliged and the suspect ordered her to open the store’s safe.
After another victim, Jennifer Robins, entered the store, the suspect ordered her to her knees and threatened to kill her if Smith didn’t open the safe. The suspect racked the slide on his gun, stole $40 from Robins’ wallet and fled the scene. He was last seen entering a green Chrysler 300 on North Leg Road.
He is described as a black male, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and about 145 pounds. The suspect was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, plaid shorts, black gloves and a camouflage neoprene mask.