Chesterfield clerk picks up mop to fight would-be robber

Posted at 7:01 AM, Sep 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 19:06:27-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police dogs and investigators searched for a would-be robber after a clerk at the Exxon gas station along the 15700 block of Woods Edge Road in Chesterfield picked up a mop and fought back, according to Chesterfield Police Lt. Justin Miller.

Exxon robbery

The mask-wearing, gun-toting robber walked into the gas station store at about 3:41 a.m. Thursday and struck the clerk in the face.

"The victim struggled with the suspect, at one point swinging a mop at the suspect," police said. "The victim was able to pull off the suspect’s mask during the struggle. After his mask was removed, the suspect fled without taking anything. The victim sustained minor injuries."

Police described him as a 20-22-year-old white man, 5'10" and 140 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.