A robbery attempt at a Mapco mart on Murfreesboro Road Thursday morning ended with the clerk in the hospital and the suspects on the run.
Metro police said three males pulled up to the Mapco located at 2301 Murfreesboro Road and encountered the clerk outside the store.
One of the suspects, a black male, pistol-whipped the clerk and dragged him inside with the intent to burglarize the store.
While the first suspect went inside, the second suspect, a Hispanic male, exited the car and walked around before driving away, leaving the first suspect to flee on foot.
The clerk was taken to a local hospital with a two-inch laceration to his head.
Ronald Young told News 2 he’s a regular customer and knows the victim.
“It’s a real shame,” said Young.
The car is reported to be a red hatchback, possibly a Ford.
Police are investigating. Anyone with information should call Metro police or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.