LISTEN: Store Employee Hurt After Confronting Robbery Suspect In Windsor

Windsor police are looking for a suspect wanted after a convenience store robbery in which an employee was hurt.

Police were called around 3am Monday to the store in the 2600 block of Lauzon Rd, south of Tecumseh Rd East for an alarm.

They found a male employee suffering from non-life threatening injuries.

The employee said a suspect entered the store, had a conversation with the clerk and then he took a small amount of merchandise from a display and left.

The worker followed the suspect outside and confronted the suspect.

There was a physical confrontation and the employee was struck with what is believed to be an edged weapon.

Windsor police Sergeant Steve Betteridge says police do not recommend confronting a suspect.

"It is certainly not something that we encourage," says Sergeant Betteridge.  "If anyone is in a situation like this, safety has to be their number one concern, certainly not a small amount of property."

He says likely the employee didn't expect it to turn into a violent confrontation but he says 'sometimes that can turn on a dime type thing.'

The suspect fled in a vehicle described as a red four-door SUV bearing a cross-shaped emblem on the front grill.

The victim was transported to hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6', 200 lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, white t-shirt, black jogging pants, blue and green basketball shoes.