It happened around 1:45 a.m. at the Handy Hugo's on US-70 at Shotwell Road.
Investigators said three men walked in, one with a handgun, and demanded money from the night shift clerk. No customers were in the store and the employee wasn't hurt.
The robbers went behind the counter and took money, cigarettes, and cigars. They ran out toward the dirt parking lot behind the gas station and the Bojangle's next door.
They jumped into a white, older model Ford Explorer and headed down Shotwell.
If you recognize the men, the clothes, the vehicle description, or if you saw anything around 2 a.m. at the busy intersection - please call Clayton Police at (919) 553-4611 or call Clayton CrimeStoppers at (919) 359-TIPZ (8479). You can remain anonymous.
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