About noon, police were called to the store at 2035 Whiskey Road in reference to the theft, according to a statement from the department.
The victim told police she was approached by the suspect, a black male, while she we sitting in her vehicle in the store’s parking lot. The suspect brandished a gun and began to demand money, and the victim handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and her cell phone.
The suspect fled the scene in a white vehicle, according to the release.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers of the Midlands at (888) 274-6372. Callers may remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.