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State police investigate knife-point robbery

The robbery occurred in Schuylkill County

RYAN TWP., Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the knife-point robbery of a Schuylkill County gas station.

Police said the robbery occurred Wednesday night at the Brown Bag gas station, 832 Barnesville Dr. in Ryan Township. Authorities said the robber walked in the front door about 6:30 p.m. holding a large kitchen knife and demanded that the clerk open the cash register.

The perpetrator removed the drawer that contained about $200 and ran out of the store toward the back of the building, according to a news release from police.

The robber is described as a white male standing 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall with an average build. He was wearing a gray-striped hood over a maroon hood with a black ski mask, dark athletic pants and white sneakers.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police Frackville barracks at 570-874-5300.


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