HAMLET — A clerk at a gas station that was robbed twice within a week fired several shots at a suspect early Monday morning.
According to a Facebook post from the Hamlet Police Department, officers responded to a call just after 4 a.m. to an armed robbery at the Speedway station on Hamlet Avenue.
“The suspect came into the store wearing a camouflage mask that covered the whole face and had on gloves,” police said in the post. “The suspect came in and showed the clerk that he had a gun in his waistband and demanded money. The suspect left running behind the store toward the apartments. After the suspect went out the front door of the store the clerk fired her handgun twice toward the suspect and then went back into the store and locked the door and waited for the Police.”
The suspect appeared to be wearing a light gray shirt and light gray or white pants in a still from surveillance video that accompanied the post.
This is the second time that store has been robbed within the past week.
On Jan. 18, HPD posted a still from surveillance video showing a suspect walking in the store wearing a blue T-shirt over a black long sleeve shirt, along with a mask and cap.
Chief Dennis Brown said Monday that detectives are still working tips in that case.
Anyone with any information on either case is encouraged to call the Hamlet Police Department at 910-582-2551 or Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454.
Police say this suspect robbed the Speedway in Hamlet on Jan. 18.