Police said this man slashed a clerk with a knife while robbing Family Mart, 1700 E. Market St., on March 1, 2013.
Police said this man slashed a clerk with a knife while robbing Family Mart, 1700 E. Market St., on March 1, 2013. (Courtesy of sgtpd.org)

A store clerk suffered injuries to his face, arms and neck when he was assaulted by a knife-wielding robber on March 1 in Spring Garden Township, police said.

It happened about 4 p.m. at Family Mart, 1700 E. Market St., according to Spring Garden Township Police.

A man armed with a folding knife approached the 33-year-old clerk and demanded cash from the register, Chief George Swartz said.

The robber slashed the clerk several times with the knife before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash, the chief said.

He ran south on South Belmont Street, then got into an SUV-type vehicle with an exterior rear spare tire, which was parked about a block from Family Mart, Swartz said.

The clerk was treated at York Hospital for non-life-threatening wounds, according to the chief.

"The most despicable (aspect about) this crime was that the victim offered no resistance, yet was subjected to being attacked by the suspect," Swartz said. "Our officers have made it a priority to identify and locate this suspect (so) he can answer for this crime."

The robber is white, in his late 20s or 30s, 5-feet-9 to 6 feet tall, with a full beard and mustache, police said. He was wearing a gray knit cap with a small brim, blue jeans and a yellow and green flannel shirt or jacket.

Anyone who knows the identity of the robber, or has information about the robbery, is urged to call township police at (717) 843-0851 or contact them online at www.sgtpd.org.

York County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the conviction of this robber. All calls to Crime Stoppers are confidential, and callers don't have to give their names to collect cash rewards.

-- Staff writer Liz Evans Scolforo can also be reached at levans@yorkdispatch.com.