Man wanted for robbing NC Dollar General, spraying clerk with wasp spray

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GASTONIA, N.C. — A man is wanted for robbing a Dollar General in Gastonia Wednesday night and spraying the clerk with wasp spray.

According to police, the man entered the Dollar General on Cox Road around 10:20 p.m. and grabbed a can of wasp spray.

The man hid the spray in his sweater, walked up to the register and sprayed the clerk in the face, according to WBTV.

Police said the man then reached over the counter and took an undisclosed amount of money.

A surveillance camera captured photos of the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gastonia detectives at (704) 866-6702 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 861-8000, where a reward of up to $1,000 is available.