BLACKSHEAR — A man entered a store on Georgia 121 South between here and Hoboken Saturday night under the pretense of purchasing cigarettes and beer, then told the clerk that he had a gun and instructed her to “hand over the money,” said Blackshear Police Chief Chris Wright.
She declined to give him cash, said Wright, so he stole the merchandise instead.
“She never gave him anything, but he grabbed his beer and cigarettes and left the building,” said Wright. “He told her numerous times to give him the money from the cash register but she refused, so he just left the store, shoplifting the beer and cigarettes.”
The woman did not see a gun during the 10:45 p.m. confrontation, Wright said.
Attempts to track him with a bloodhound were unsuccessful, said Wright.
He is described as a black male, about 6 feet tall and weighing 200 pounds, Wright said.
The Blackshear-Pierce County ACE (Accelerated Criminal Enforcement) Unit detectives responded to the scene and is now investigating, said Wright.
“We are still trying to locate this man,” said Wright this morning.