Man in clown mask robs Clayton County store

Clayton County Police are on the hunt for the armed robber who donned a creepy clown mask while robbing a local automotive battery store.

Police said the ordeal happened July 3 at the Moreland Battery Exchange off Thurman Road, which borders DeKalb County. Investigators said around 8:30 in the morning, the robber, as seen on surveillance, ran into the store and held up the employees.

Police said the man fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Witnesses said they saw the man running from the scene of the crime.

"I was concerned that it was a daytime robbery, as opposed to something that would be in the nighttime that I would normally think of," said Barry Daniel of Tools & Equipment Warehouse, who said workers at the long-time business typically keep a lookout for fellow coworkers in the evening.

Anyone who knows who the perpetrator could be is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta.