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Deputies seeking suspect after attempted armed robbery of convenience store

HARDY, VA – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the suspect of attempted armed robbery.

At about 8 p.m. on Saturday, deputies responded to Hardy’s Mart on Booker T Washington Highway in Hardy for an attempted armed robbery call.

The sheriff's office said the caller reported that a Caucasian man entered the store at closing time, presented a firearm, and demanded money.

Suspect was dressed in all black clothing and fled the scene on foot, authorities said.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact law enforcement at 9-1-1 or 540-483-3000.

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