Caught on camera: Masked gunman robs Redner's Quick Shoppe in Ruscombmanor
Updated On: Oct 10 2013 06:04:22 PM CDT
State police are searching for the man who held up a convenience store at gunpoint in Ruscombmanor Twp., Berks Co.
The holdup happened at 2:03 a.m. Thursday at the Redner's Quick Shoppe, 3401 Pricetown Rd. The robber got away with cash from the register, police said.
"It is a little scary because I am always here," said Kerrie Yost, of Fleetwood.
"It is a sad state of affairs. I mean, we are out in the middle of nowhere out here and you think you are safe, but I guess you are not," said Mike Corcoran, of Macungie, Lehigh Co.
So far, investigators have no leads in the case, just a picture of the robber. But they are hoping that will be enough because he is wearing very unusual safety glasses.
"It appears to be in the pictures safety glasses, which is kind of unusual that he would have safety glasses on. They are not glasses like I am wearing," said Trooper David Beohm.
The robber is described as a white or white/Hispanic man standing 6 feet tall and weighing about 225 pounds. He had dark hair and was approximately 30-years-old, said police, who are hoping someone from the public will be able to identify the man.
"At 2:00 in the morning, if anybody thought they saw something, saw something odd happening there at that time, because we think when he left the store he got into a vehicle. So if anybody saw something like that please give us a call," said Beohm.
Police said the robber was dropped off and picked up in a small black sedan.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police in Reading at 610-378-4011 or Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913.
Anonymous tips called in to Crime Alert are eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000 if the information leads to an arrest.
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