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Jemison convenience store robbed

A convenience store in Jemison was robbed Monday evening.

The suspect made off with an undetermined amount of money after striking the clerk at B-Mart with a handgun, Jemison Police Chief Shane Fulmer said.

The store is located south of Jemison off Highway 31,

The clerk, who was the only person in the store at the time of the crime, suffered minor injuries.

No arrests have been made, Fulmer said, though police are following several leads.

Officers are looking for a black male in his mid-20s who was wearing a black toboggan hat and a black jacket. He was described as about 6 feet tall and weighing about 165 pounds.

Anyone with information about the crime or the suspect should call Sgt. Jeff Manasco or Deputy Chief Marc McMinn with JPD at 688-4492 ext. 7.

“We’ll work diligently and do everything we can to find the person responsible,” Fulmer said.

The suspect fled the store on foot heading south along 31.

He entered the store about 6 p.m. and demanded money. The clerk opened the register, and then the suspect grabbed the drawer and made off with what he could.

“The whole ordeal probably didn’t last a minute, a minute and a half,” Fulmer said.

Fulmer said occurrences of these types of crimes almost always increase around the holidays.

“Business owners that stay open late into the night, I’d like to express to them, be cautious and report suspicious activity to us as soon as possible,” Fulmer said.