According to Rome police at the scene:
A 911 call was made shortly before 11 p.m. from a clerk at a liquor store at 33 East Main Street. She said two men came in and robbed the store at gunpoint and then fled in a vehicle.
The store employee told police that a black male wearing a bandana rushed into the store, brandished a handgun, and demanded money. She said he grabbed the cash she got out of the drawer and then he ran to a waiting car parked on Jervis Street.
Floyd County police stopped a dark-colored car on East 12th Street at Cedar Avenue that was speeding from the direction of East Main Street a few minutes later, but it turned out not to be the suspect vehicle.
Police said the only description the clerk could give was that it was a black male driving the getaway car and a black male with a handgun that demanded the money. The make or model of the getaway vehicle was not known.
Officers said they were unsure how much money the thief got away with.