Toccoa Police Department Interim Chief Tim Jarrell said that it occurred at about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Exxon station, also known as the American Eagle store, at the corner of Broad and Currahee streets.
“A black male entered the business, had his face covered, and was wearing gloves,” said Jarrell. “He displayed a silver, small-caliber handgun, approached the clerk, who was out from behind the counter mopping the floors, and forced the clerk to go back behind the counter and open the register. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. The perpetrator left on foot. We have reason to believe at this time that the perpetrator knows the area or is somewhat familiar with the area.”
Jarrell said the clerk was not injured.
He went on to say that police are still working on a full description, but do have a partial description of the suspect.
“He is a heavy-set build black male,” said Jarrell. “We are unfamiliar with the height at this time. We are still trying to get more information on that based on camera angles and some other stuff inside the business. He was wearing a stocking cap and something nylon that covered his face and was wearing all black.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Toccoa Police Dept. Officer Charles Myers at 706-282-3281. Callers can remain anonymous.
A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.