LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Around 9:00 AM CST, the Lee County Sheriff's Office received a call from a Dollar General store, reporting a robbery had just occurred.
When officers arrived at the store, located on Alabama Highway 14 east of Loachapoka, Alabama, witnesses told them a male wearing dark clothing entered the store with a handgun and robbed the clerk before fleeing across Highway 14.
Deputies located a plastic handgun inside the store and a matching frame section outside the store.
The store clerk told investigators that struck her on the head with the gun and it broke apart.
Another witness reported observing a male fitting the suspect's description getting into a small white SUV at the intersection of Lee Rd. 61 and Hwy. 14 near the railroad tracks shortly after the robbery occurred.
If you have information that could help investigators with this case, please contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office at (334) 749-5651 or Lee County Crime Stoppers at 1 (888) 522-7847.