Man wanted for robbing Gastonia Dollar General, spraying clerk with wasp spray

Published: Dec. 24, 2015 at 2:14 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2016 at 2:14 PM EST
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GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) - A man is wanted for robbing a Dollar General and spraying the clerk with wasp spray in Gastonia Wednesday night.

Police say the man went into the Dollar General on Cox Road around 10:20 p.m., grabbed a wasp spray and hid it in his sweater. The man then went to the register and sprayed the clerk in the face with the wasp spray, reached over the counter and took an undisclosed amount of money, police say.

The robber is described as a heavyset white male who was wearing a brown Under Armour sweater and a camouflage hat. He fled the scene in a dark colored early to mid 2000 year Honda.

Images of the robber were captured on surveillance. Anyone with information is asked to call Gastonia detectives at 704-866-6702 or Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000, where a reward of up to $1,000 is available.

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