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.

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A suspect holds a gun inches from a clerk’s face in Stoughton (Surveillance image)

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.

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.

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Police say this man attacked a clerk in Stoughton Sunday night. (Image credit: Stoughton Police)

“All of these armed robberies are dangerous but this individual is a really dangerous individual,” said Stoughton Police Lt. John Bonney.

Anyone with information is asked to call Stoughton Police at 781-344-2424.

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