By Ross Guidotti

LATROBE (KDKA) – Police in Latrobe are looking for the person who robbed a Sunoco gas station on Christmas.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Avenue location.

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“People running red lights and stop signs, not a whole lot of crime in this town,” says Chuck Vogle.

For the lifetime Latrobe resident, that’s about the worst of crimes he seen in his neighborhood. But that changed Christmas Day at the Sunoco not far from his home.

“It’s unbelievable,” Vogle said.

On Sunday, Latrobe Police say the suspect walked into the business, headed toward the counter and pointed a gun in the clerk’s face, demanding cash. As quick as the robbery was in the store he was out.

“There’s seems to always be some traffic on Lincoln Avenue, the front street here,” said Vogle. “Just surprises me someone would have the nerve to go in and do that, with the chance of someone seeing them.”

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The suspect was described as being a white male wearing a white bandana over his face. He was also wearing a black hoodie, jeans and reflective gray gloves.

Police are asking for the public’s help in catching the suspect.

“I don’t know if there is a safe place,” says Vogle.

Perhaps not, but Vogle, who has lived in Latrobe for 67 years, if you live in fear, you’re not really living.

“You can’t stop. That’s why I was here today,” he said.

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