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Halloween masked robber hits clerk with gun, deputies say

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Surveillance photos show the red mask-wearing robber, deputies say. (Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office) Surveillance photos show the red mask-wearing robber, deputies say. (Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies hope to find two robbers accused of hitting a store clerk in the head with a shotgun during a holdup Sunday.

Spartanburg County deputies said the robbery happened about 10:20 p.m. at the Lil' Cricket store at 2796 Southport Rd. The clerk told deputies two men wearing Halloween-style masks entered the store armed with a long gun and demanded money. They took $57 in cash and some nickels during the robbery, deputies said.

Before fleeing, one of the men hit the clerk in the head with the gun then the men ran away toward West Croft Circle, deputies said. The incident report said deputies received a call an hour later from a home on Dogwood Avenue after two men were seen running through their yard toward Pinehurst Road but couldn't give a description of the subjects.

Deputies said the first man was described as black, 6' tall, weighed about 180 to 200 pounds, had a dark complexion with short hair, was wearing a white short-sleeved shirt with dark pants, had a solid red mask with a grid-like smile on it, and he was armed with the single-barrel, black shotgun.

The second man was about 5' 7" tall, black, weighed about 160 pounds, had a lighter complexion and curly hair, was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with dark pants and had a gold mask with grid-like smile on it, deputies said.

Deputies said the clerk did nothing wrong during the holdup and cooperated with the subjects. They said she was not seriously injured and refused treatment by paramedics.

The two men could face 10 years each behind bars if convicted, deputies said.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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