HICKORY, NC (WBTV) - A man is wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Hickory convenience store Wednesday night.
According to the Hickory Police Department, the man robbed the Speedway convenience store in the 1200 block of US Highway 70 SW at gunpoint around 11:19 p.m.
The man took money from the store and fled the scene in the clerk's vehicle, police said. Officers found the stolen vehicle around 12:23 a.m. on 2nd Street and 6th Avenue Place SW unoccupied.
Officers describe the robber as a black man, 5-foot-8 and weighs approximately 185 pounds. The man was wearing a black plastic mask, black hoodie, dark blue long shorts, black shoes and was carrying a black handgun, according to police.
If you have any information about this robbery, you're asked to call the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.