Update: This story has been updated with the correct location of the incident
The Marion Police Department is looking into an attempted armed robbery at CJ’s Convenience Store Monday night, according to reports.
At approximately 11:54 pm. Monday night, Marion P.D. officers responded to CJ’s Convenience Store at 1660 North Main Street to investigate a report of an attempted armed robbery. After speaking to staff, preliminary info suggests that a black male wearing black clothing, a black mask partially covering his face and white socks over his hands entered the building through the front door, then brandished a large knife and demanded money. The clerk and suspect made attempts to open a safe and register inside the store but both were unable to be opened. No currency was obtained during these attempts.
Afterwards, according to Marion P.D., the suspect left the building and was last seen fleeing south on Main Street towards Bojangles.’ Video surveillance is currently being examined for further details.
Anyone with information concerning the suspect or attempted robbery is asked to call the Marion Police Department at (828) 542-5205 or McDowell County Crime Stoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463). Now, you can also text your tips to Crime Stoppers. Text MCDOWELLTIPS and your information to 274637 (CRIMES). With Crime Stoppers, your identity remains anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.