Authorities are investigating an attempted murder and robbery at a Leavenworth convenience store, a police spokesman said.

Authorities are investigating an attempted murder and robbery at a Leavenworth convenience store, a police spokesman said.

Police also are investigating a robbery that was reported in the parking lot of the Leavenworth Wal-Mart store.

The convenience store robbery was reported at 11:38 p.m. Tuesday at Fast Stop, 1031 Metropolitan Ave.

A man reportedly entered the store and pointed a rifle at the clerk. The clerk ducked, and the suspect fired a shot in the direction of the employee. The shot did not strike the clerk, said Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

The suspect then demanded money. The suspect was given $330, but he dropped about $152 inside the store and in the parking lot. The suspect fled the scene on foot, Nicodemus said.

No injuries were reported.

Police searched the area but did not locate the suspect.

The suspect was described as a white man who wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, pajama pants with a blue plaid pattern and a hat with a camouflage pattern. He also wore a red bandana over his face, Nicodemus said.

The deputy chief said it is unknown if Tuesday’s incident is connected to a Jan. 25 robbery that took place at the same business.

The earlier robbery involved two armed suspects who were described as black men who wore hooded sweatshirts and gloves.

Nicodemus does not believe Tuesday’s convenience store robbery is connected to an incident that was reportedly earlier that night in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, 5000 10th Ave.

This incident was reported at 11:16 p.m.

A 20-year-old man and 16-year-old girl were placing items in a vehicle. They were approached by someone who placed something against the back of the man. The suspect told the victims not to move and asked for both of their wallets, Nicodemus said.

The suspect left with only the girl’s wallet. He left the parking lot in a pickup.

Nicodemus said he does not believe there was any cash in the girl’s wallet.

The suspect was described only as a man who wore a gray hooded sweatshirt.

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