A masked bandit hit a clerk with a baseball bat before robbing a Spokane Valley convenience store Sunday, sheriff’s deputies said.
The incident occurred at the Maid O’Clover at Broadway and Fancher.
The clerk told deputies a man carrying a wooden baseball bat walked into the store about 2 a.m. and hit him in the arm, knocking him to the floor.
The robber helped the clerk up and forced him to open the cash register, deputies said.
The man then grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and several packages of cigarettes before running away. The clerk was only slightly hurt, deputies said.
The robber is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and has a slender to medium build. During the robbery, he covered his head with a white rag that had eye holes cut out of it.
Anyone with information on the robbery should call Crime Check at 456-2233. , DataTimes
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