Crime

LaGrange Police: Circle K clerk robbed, pistol whipped

LaGrange police are searching for two suspects after a Roanoke Road Circle K clerk was robbed Friday, according to a Columbus police report.

The victim told police he was cleaning the parking lot when two men came up behind him and dragged him back into the store. With a gun to his head, they forced him to open the register. The two men fled toward Vernon Road after assaulting him with the weapon, according to the report.

The suspects were described as 16 to 20-year-old black men. They were slender and between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-11 in height.

Anyone with more information should contact the LaGrange Police Department at (706) 883-2603. They can also contact the Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000 or send an anonymous tip to 274637 with the keyword "LAGRANGE." Anonymous tips can be sent to the department's Facebook page as well.

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