Robbery attempt foiled at Obama gas station as clerk pulls gun

Published: Aug. 29, 2016 at 9:09 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 29, 2016 at 2:22 PM EDT
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RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff's Department says a gas station clerk pulled a gun on a man who attempted to rob the business at gunpoint early Monday morning.

Deputies say just after 3:30 a.m. Monday, they were called to the Obama store on North Main Street in Columbia for a report of an attempted robbery.

The clerk was behind protective glass and pulled a gun on a man who flashed a weapon. The clerk did not fire.

Lt. Curtis Wilson says the gunman fired shots while running away but nobody was hit.

The man did not get away with anything. K-9 officers were called to the area to track the man but found nothing.

Deputies have not released a description of the man who attempted the robbery.

Few details are available, including a description of the man. If you have any information that could help investigators, contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways: Call 1-888-CRIME SC (888-274-6372), Text TIPSC plus your tip info to CRIMES (274637), visit and email a tip. Your identity will be kept anonymous, and if your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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