One man is under arrest after allegedly robbing a convenience store in Springfield Wednesday morning.
According to police, 60-year-old Curtis Garrett was arrested for allegedly attempting to rob the Pride on 1211 East Columbus Ave.
According to police, the manager of the store told them the suspect walked into the store with his hand inside his shirt giving the appearance he was armed with a handgun. Police said the suspect then demanded money from the cash register when manager refused to give up the money and told the robber to "get out of my store."
Police said Garrett then became upset and grabbed a 2-liter bottle of soda and flung it at the manager, striking him in the head. Police said that's when the robber jumped over the counter and assaulted the clerk with scissors that were in the store. According to police, Garrett and the manager started wrestling. The manager told police he was able to jump over the counter and lock the front door while to robber was busy stuffing his pockets full of cigarettes.
According to police, there were also witnesses who observed the robbery and called 911.
Police said the manager suffered from slight injuries but was not hospitalized.
Garrett was arrested and charged with armed robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon. He was arraigned in court Wednesday morning.
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