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Authorities investigate overnight armed robbery

Raceway on Highway 53 and Nick Fitcheard Road in Madison County, (Photo by: Jeff Gray/WHNT News 19)

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. — Authorities are searching for the person responsible for robbing a Huntsville gas station.

The clerk at the Raceway on Highway 53 and Nick Fitcheard Road called 911 around 2:15 a.m. to report he had been robbed.

Madison County deputies and Huntsville police officers responded.  Investigators are checking surveillance video in hopes of indentifyng the person responsible.

The clerk says a man wearing a striped shirt, black pants and brown shoes walked into the store and held him up at gunpoint.  The man then ran off down Nick Fitcheard Road.

It’s not clear if anything was taken.