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7-11 robbery was a real hatchet job

A man armed with a hatchet robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store in Walnut Creek late Sunday night, police said Monday.

A suspected robber is seen wrapped in a white garment in a still frame of surveillance video from the store. (via Bay City News)Police said the robbery happened a short time after 11 p.m. at the 7-Eleven at 301 N. Civic Drive.

The suspect entered the store carrying a hatchet, wore a white T-shirt or towel over his head and face, and demanded cash from a store clerk, according to police.

He then fled the scene in a newer, silver four-door car with an undisclosed amount of money from the store. Police said the store employee was uninjured in the robbery.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid to late 20s with a medium build who is about 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans at the time of the robbery.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call Walnut Creek police at (925) 943-5844.

— Laura Dixon, Bay City News

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