POSTED: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:08pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 3:11pm
On Tuesday March 29, 2011 at approximately 5:15am, the HotSpot convenience store located on Highway 69 in Mt. Selman was robbed by an individual wielding a large knife.
The suspect was wearing a black shirt, jeans, brown Carhartt style jacket and an open face ski mask with a brim.
The suspect entered the north side door, threatened the clerk with the knife, then handed him a pillow case and demanded the money from the cash register and all the packages of K-2 from the display.
While the clerk was gathering the K-2, the suspect entered the area behind the counter and removed several cartons of cigarettes.
The suspect fled on foot as a customer was pulling into the parking lot, and ran in a north-easterly direction toward FM-177.
The suspect is described only as a white male, possibly about 6 ft tall, thin to medium build.
The surveillance video from the store also captured the suspect outside the building approximately 30 minutes prior to the robbery.
Cherokee County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest / conviction of the suspect.