Hagerstown City Police officers are investigating the armed robbery of a city grocery store Friday morning.
A man entered Mouse's Deli and Grocery at 640 George St. and demanded money, said store manager Gloria Murray.
Murray said she first refused, but then handed over $150 after she noticed he was holding a handgun.
"I can't run faster than a bullet can go," said Murray.
She said she would not have given the man the money had he not been carrying a weapon.
"We would have had a knock-down, drag-out fight," said a shaken Murray, whose store was robbed about three years ago.
The man, who was wearing a black mask, then ran out of the store, said Murray.