Trio robs Clayton gas station of money, cigarettes

CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) – Clayton police are searching for three men who robbed a convenience store of money, cigarettes and cigars early Monday morning.

(Town of Clayton)

Around 1:45 a.m., police said the three suspects entered the Han-dee Hugo on U.S. Route 70 near Shotwell Road.

One of the suspects was armed with a handgun.

The suspects went behind the counter and took money, cigarettes and cigars before leaving the store and leaving the scene in a white, older model Ford Explorer.

Officials said the Explorer went down Shotwell Road.

If you recognize these men, the clothes, or the vehicle description – or if you saw anything around 2 a.m. at this busy intersection – please call Clayton Police at 919-553-4611 or call Clayton CrimeStoppers at 919-359-TIPZ (8479). You can remain anonymous.

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