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Armed Gas Station Robbery Caught On Tape

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(Photo Credit: Sunoco)

(Photo Credit: Sunoco)

GEORGES TOWNSHP (KDKA) — A robbery in Fayette County was caught on surveillance tape and now Pennsylvania State Police need help to identify the suspect.

Around 11 p.m. Thursday, a man wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a mask over his face runs into the gas station wielding a gun.

He demands money from the clerk, waving his gun over the counter while the clerk gathers the cash.

The suspect then bends down to collect some money he dropped before quickly making his exit.

This happened at the Sunoco gas station convenience store on Morgantown Road in Georges Township.

It’s a small town shop where clerks know many customers by name.

The suspect was inside for less than 30 seconds, but left the cashier extremely shaken. Today that young man is being praised for the way he responded in a terrifying situation.

“Our cashier did a great job, didn’t try to be a hero, just gave the guy what he wanted and everyone was safe,” John Muzika, the store manager, said.

The Sunoco gas station is a state of the art building with a 16-camera surveillance video system.

This is the first time the store has been robbed and employees are hoping the community will help solve the crime.

State police and store employees are now reviewing surveillance video from outside the store to try and get a description of the suspect’s vehicle.

Anyone with information can contact State police in Uniontown.

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