Williamsburg police are asking for the publics’ assistance to located a man, who robbed a Dollar General store late Friday evening.
Shortly before 10 p.m., a black male wearing all black clothing entered the Dollar General store, which is located at 1678 South US25W.
Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird said the clerks were in the process of closing the store for the night when the robbery took place.
The suspect waited until all the customers had exited the store and then he approached the two clerks brandishing a semi automatic handgun and demanding case from the register and the safe, according to a Williamsburg police release.
The suspect then ordered the clerks into an office located in the back of the store and fled on foot.
Police think the suspect may be someone local rather than someone that came here off the interstate because when he exited the store on foot, he went south onto US25W and possibily onto Savoy Road instead of heading towards the interstate, Bird said.
“We have a few leads we need to run down, but I wouldn’t say we have any solid suspects,” Bird noted.
The suspect is described as a slender build black male between 5’8”-5’9” tall, who is in his late 20s or early 30s with slight facial hair on his chin.
“The suspect is armed and should be considered dangerous,” according to the release.
No one was injured during the robbery.
Authorities haven’t disclosed how much money was taken during the robbery.
Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity or location is asked to call the Whitley County 911 Center non-emergency number at 549-6017, or the Williamsburg Police Department at 549-6038.