STOUGHTON (CBS) – Stoughton Police are looking for a man wanted in a violent robbery attempt over the weekend.
The armed, masked man “stormed into” the Quick Stop convenience store on Central Street just before midnight Sunday, held a gun inches from the clerk’s face and demanded cash.READ MORE: Bail Set For Woburn Man Accused Of Accidentally Shooting Friend While Showing Off Gun
But the clerk refused to give it to him. That’s when police say the thief pistol-whipped the clerk and fired one round before running away. The clerk was not shot.
“This is the first time it ever happened in my life, there is a real concern he is going to hurt somebody else,” said store owner Zahid Durrani.READ MORE: Head Of The Charles Regatta Will Return To Boston This Fall
Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect Monday. They described him as black, with a thin build. He was wearing a black hooded jacket and dark pants and he covered his face with a red bandanna.
“All of these armed robberies are dangerous but this individual is a really dangerous individual,” said Stoughton Police Lt. John Bonney.MORE NEWS: 3 Boston Police Officers, City Sued For Alleged Excessive Force On 4 Protesters In May 2020 Riot
Anyone with information is asked to call Stoughton Police at 781-344-2424.