Armed robber fires bullet into Albany store ceiling

Armed robber fires bullet into Albany store ceiling

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A masked armed robber fires a shot into the ceiling as he sticks up the Flash Foods convenience store in the 300 block of East Oakridge Monday  night about 9.

Wearing a black skull mask, the robber demanded money from the clerk while pointing the gun at her.   Police say there were six customers and the clerk at the time of the robbery.

Albany Police Media Manager Phyllis Banks said "Very scary, and we don't want people to try and confront these individuals. Just follow their demands and once they feel everything is safe, and the person has left the building, to go ahead and call police."

The man was wearing dark pants with white strips on the sides and white tennis shoes, and he was carrying a back pack.

If you have any information about this armed robber, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 436-TIPS.

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