PHX clerk pistol-whipped during robbery attempt

Posted at 10:22 AM, Feb 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-21 16:55:54-05

An armed robber who targeted a Phoenix convenience store more than a week ago is on the loose, and his use of violence is particularly worrying to police. 

The incident took place at the AM/PM Market near 16th Street and Bell Road just before 1 a.m. on February 11. A suspect who was purchasing cigarettes demanded money from the register before pistol-whipping her when she didn't immediately comply. 

The force of the blow knocked her to the ground, but she was finally able to run out of the store.

According to Silent Witness, the suspect did not get away with any money or any further confrontation, but police are concerned for his potential to do even worse.

The suspect is described as a black man in his twenties, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall. He had a black semi-automatic pistol.

If you know anything, contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Silent Witness is offering a reward of up to $1,000.