Local Family Dollar Robbed Friday; Clerk Locked In Bathroom

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KILLEEN (December 14, 2012)-Police were searching Friday morning for a man who robbed a Family Dollar store at gunpoint and left the clerk locked inside a bathroom as he escaped.

Killeen police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said officers were sent just after 8:30 a.m. to the Family Dollar store at 4625 East Veterans Memorial Boulevard after a caller reported the store had been robbed by an armed man.

Smith said the clerk at the business was left locked in a bathroom as the gunman made his escape.

No one was injured.

Smith said officers were looking for a black man, wearing a red cap, a black hooded sweatshirt and possible jeans.

The man was said to be armed with a black handgun, which he pointed at the clerk during the holdup.

Officers believe the robber left the area on foot.