Lynchburg Kroger employee assaulted in attempted armed robbery

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Lynchburg police say a Kroger employee was hurt in an attempted armed robbery overnight.

It happened just past midnight on Thursday morning at the Wards Road Kroger.

A man came into the store, pointed a handgun at a cashier and demanded money. He then assaulted the cashier before running away.

The cashier has minor injuries.

Anyone with information should call the Lynchburg Police Department at 455-6054 or Central Virginia Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.