The recent spike in armed robberies in Greenville continued Sunday night.
The latest target was the Wilco Hess gas station at 3000 South Memorial Dr. Police say a man held the store clerk up around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
This armed robbery featured a terrifying twist, however. Greenville Police say there were customers in the store when the gunman came in. There were also three children there, ages five, six and nine. The presence of customers did not deter the gunman from holding up the store.
The store clerk was pistol-whipped during the robbery. The robber also fired his gun, police say. Luckily, no one was hurt. The robber escaped with stolen cash. The clerk sought medical treatment for the head injury.