Knife-wielding robber scuffles with Zebulon Road gas station attendant

A clerk faced an armed robber at the Murphy U.S.A. gas station this morning on Zebulon Road in Bibb County.

Lt. George Meadows said the man was waiting in the booth for the worker and used the blade to try to steal the cash from the register at about 6 a.m.

The two were struggling when a customer came up and the man with the knife ran toward Vineville North Baptist Church across from the Wal-mart shopping center, Meadows said.

The gas station employee suffered a minor scratch in the confrontation, he said.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is investigating whether this case is related to a similar armed robbery at the Murphy's Express on Gray Highway at about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday.