LaGrange police are searching for a man who robbed the Summit store on Vernon Street early today.
The suspect entered the convenience store at 208 Vernon St. about 12:58 a.m. He started buying some beer, and then walked around the counter and grabbed the clerk, reports state.
“He then forced the clerk to open the cash register, subsequently taking an undisclosed amount of United States currency,” a release states.
The clerk was uninjured, police said.
Reports state the suspect then ran from the store and was last seen crossing Vernon Street and going toward South Lewis Street.
Officers searched for the robber, who eluded capture, police said.
The suspect is a black man, about 5-foot-7 and 160 pounds. He wore a brown Carhartt-style jacket with the hood pulled up, blue jeans, a black shirt and black shoes, police said.
Anyone with information about the robbery should contact police at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.