Gunman fires at bulletproof glass, avoids hitting gas station clerk

A pane of bulletproof glass saved a gas station clerk after police say a robber fired a shot.

It happened at the Lukoil station at 4200 G Street early Sunday, a few hours after midnight.

Police said the gunman went inside and asked for a pack of cigarettes.

The clerk - a 65-year-old man - went to get it when police said the man "pointed a black handgun at him demanding money. When the employee did retrieve the money in a timely manner, the suspect discharged his handgun one time at the employee striking the bullet resistance glass."

That guy ran away on foot in an unknown direction.

No injuries were reported and nothing was taken.
The suspect is described as a man with a medium to light complexion, 20-25 years old, 5'8" to 5'10" tall. He had a goatee and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans, he had his handgun.

If you recognize him or know where he is, you're asked to call 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPDTIP (773847), or click here to submit a tip anonymously. Police say all tips will be confidential.