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Man robs Hamilton Books & Video; employee hurt when robber pushed her down

Published On: Jan 07 2013 01:40:11 PM EST
Crime scene - gun - generic

A man got away with an undetermined amount of cash when he robbed a business in downtown Allentown.

Police said the armed robber held up Hamilton Book & Video at 1051 Hamilton Street around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

A 27-year-old employee, Genesis Sabastro, suffered an ankle injury when the robber pushed her to the ground, police said.


The suspect is described as a light skinned black or Hispanic man, wearing a dark-colored hoodie and a white hockey-type mask. He had a black or dark-colored handgun.

He fled on foot in an unknown direction, police said.

Sabastro was taken to St. Luke's Hospital for treatment.

The case is still under investigation.