According to the incident report, Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the scene shortly before 10 p.m., where the 48-year-old female clerk reported she was closing for the night when a known customer came to the door asking to buy hair coloring.
The clerk opened the door to allow the customer entry, and two men pushed their way in. One had the gun, and pointed it at the clerk and customer, yelling for them to give him the money.
A short time earlier, the clerk said the same two men walked by and looked in the window. She had told them the store was closed and they walked away.
The employee described the men as African-Americans in their late 20s or early 30s, wearing dark pants, shirts and shoes. One was about 5-feet-7-inches tall and 150 pounds, while the other was about an inch taller and 20 pounds heavier. She said both men had slim builds.
BCSO Public Information Officer Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said investigators are working the case, but did not release information on the amount of money involved in the alleged robbery. He said there are poker machines in the back of the discount grocery store, but it is unclear if those were involved in the incident.
After the alleged armed robbery, the two ran out the front door. Deputies checked the area, but did not locate anyone.
The clerk sustained a scrape to her left elbow during the incident.
Alleged thieves target air conditioning units
BCSO deputies received two reports of stolen air conditioning units, which apparently contain valuable metals.
According to the reports, three air and heat units were taken from 310 Kirk Road in White, a vacant residence currently on the market.
The theft occurred sometime between Friday at 6 p.m. and Monday at 4 p.m., and a property broker estimated $9,000 in theft and damages. In his report, the responding deputy noted the copper lines had been cut, and the units removed.
A Trane air conditioning unit was reported stolen from a rental home at 11 Hawk Drive in Cartersville. The estimated cost of replacement is $2,000.
The unit was taken sometime between Saturday around 1:30 and Monday around 9 a.m. A neighbor reported seeing a red car parked under the car port and the motorist said he was delivering phone books.
Accidents, injuries and fires
Georgia State Patrol troopers responded to two accidents with one non-life threatening injury in the 24 hours preceding 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Bartow and Cartersville firefighters reported no fires in the 24 hours preceding 5 p.m. Tuesday.