SPRING HILL — Authorities were searching Monday for an armed man who tried to rob a convenience store clerk Sunday morning.
The man approached a clerk shortly after 5 a.m. as the employee unlocked the door at Cumberland Farms, 5224 Mariner Blvd., according to the Hernando Sheriff's Office. The suspect held the clerk at gunpoint until the door was open, then tried to rob the employee, deputies said. The suspect fled on foot before the clerk handed over cash.
The clerk was not injured.
The suspect was described as a black male between the age of 18 and 30. He was about 6 feet tall and weighed between 160 and 180 pounds. He was wearing a dark, hooded shirt; blue jeans and a blue bandana over his face.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Randy Williamson at (352) 754-3717. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a $1,000 reward, call Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-8477 or submit a tip at hernandosheriff.org/tips.