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On second thought
Would-be robber changes mind after clerk tells him there's no money
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The El Cheapo on Harris Trail Road was robbed at gunpoint around 6 a.m. Monday, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.

Make that sort of robbed.

"This was a very unusual crime," Cpl. Susan Willis with the RHPD said. "The robber waved a gun, didn’t say one word, walked away with nothing, and the whole thing took like 15 seconds."

According to the police report, the female store attendant was in the process of opening the store when a man walked in and pointed a gun at her. She told police that the man tried to get behind the counter several times, but she blocked him.

After she told the man that she did not have anything, he ran in the direction of Plantation Apartments.

This was the first armed robbery in Richmond Hill this year. RHPD Major Mike Albritton said this city averages about three to four armed robberies per year.

No arrests have been made in this case, but police are still searching for the man.

He is described as being a 5-foot, 8-inch tall black male weighing approximately 170 pounds. At the time of the crime, he was wearing heavy leather jacket, all black clothing and black gloves and had his face covered with a stocking.

The RHPD urges anyone with any information about this crime to call 756-5645.


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