From Rome Police Lt. John Walters Sr.:
On June 13, at approximately 12:10 p.m., a call came into the E911 system advising there was a robbery occurring at the Dollar General located at 25 Central Plaza. We were informed that a black male armed with a handgun was still in the store when the call was dispatched to the officers.
While en route, the officers were advised that one of the employees had been hit by the suspect. He demanded the money from the register and then fled around the side of the building toward the back drive and parking area of the complex.
He was described as wearing a scarf covering his face; a straw hat with a string tied under his chin with a black band; light blue shirt and dark work-type pants.
He left the area on a black bicycle down the railroad tracks toward the Kingfisher walking trail as the last place a witness observed him.
One employee was hurt from being physically struck in the face with the weapon and received treatment at Floyd Medical Center for non-life threating injuries. No one else was hurt.
The amount of money is not known at the time of the report until a teal count can be made of transactions.
Officers set up a perimeter and are currently still looking for the subject as there were many trails that branch off the walking path.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 706-238-5111 or Walters at 706-238-5122.