Roanoke City Police are searching for a would-be robber who was scared off by an armed clerk.
According to police department spokeswoman Aisha Johnson, a man walked into Anwill Grocery in the 200 block of 24th Street on Tuesday, August 7, just before midnight. The clerk said the man took out a gun.
Johnson said the clerk told officers that he took out a gun himself, and fired a shot. That scared off the would-be robber, who ran out of the store.
The clerk told officers that he followed the man outside, saw him get into a car, and drive off.
If you have any information, call Roanoke City Police at (540) 853-5959.