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He told a clerk to hit the deck when he robbed a Dracut store. Now police are on his trail

Dracut police

Dracut police are searching for a man who burst into a local convenience store Tuesday night while wearing a dust mask and forced the terrified clerk to lie on the ground before making off with cash.

The suspect knocked over Michael’s One Stop on Hampton Street shortly before 9 p.m., Dracut cops said in a statement.

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And he did it emphatically.

According to police, the assailant ordered the clerk to open the register and then hit the floor. The clerk complied, but the robber still felt compelled to menace the employee a second time before he bolted.

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“Once the subject retrieved the money, he began to leave the store but paused to order the clerk to get on the floor again, motioning as if he was going to pull a weapon from his waistband, before finally exiting the store and fleeing,” the statement said.

Cops described the masked assailant as a light-skinned male standing between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall, and weighing about 180 pounds.

“In addition to the mask, he was wearing a black hat, a gray shirt with cut off sleeves, tan overalls and construction style gloves,” the statement said.

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Know the guy? Call Dracut police at 978-957-2123.

Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.
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