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Police: Masked robber pistol-whips convenience store clerk

CUMRU TWP., Pa. - Police are on the hunt for the man who struck a convenience store cashier in the face with a gun during a robbery in Berks County.

The armed holdup happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Sunoco Mini-Mart at 110 Revere Boulevard (Route 724) in Cumru Township.

The robber, dressed in dark clothing and wearing sunglasses and a mask over his face, walked behind the store's counter and confronted the cashier, police said.

The cashier was then hit with the gun and ordered to the floor while the robber took money from the cash register, as well as cigarettes and lottery tickets, police said.

The robber was last seen running west from the store on Route 724 into neighboring Spring Township. He's described as a light-skinned man with medium height and a medium build.

Anyone with information about the holdup can contact Crime Alert Berks County via anonymous text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913.


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