FROM A WWPD PRESS RELEASE:
A lone gunman attempted to rob the clerk at Tom's Southgate Chevron, 857 S. 2nd Avenue, Sunday evening at around 5:15. The gunman, described as a tall, white male, wearing a sweatshirt, came into the convenience store, displayed a weapon and demanded cash. Before the clerk could open the cash register, a customer came in and the clerk yelled to call the police and ran off. The customer also fled the business. The robber fled a short time later after being unable to open the register himself. He was last seen running north from the location.
Detectives are reviewing surveillance video and interviewing witnesses and request assistance from anyone who may have information on this incident or the earlier robberies at Taj Food Mart and Los Tapatios.