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February 26, 2013

Hastings Borough police searching for robbery suspect

HASTINGS — Police in Hastings Borough are searching for a man who they said robbed a store late Monday.

A man wearing a camouflage jacket, blue jeans, ski cap and scarf covering his face entered the P&P Pit Stop at 10:47 p.m. and demanded money from the female clerk, Hastings police Chief Ron Sharkey said.

“He said he wasn’t kidding,” Sharkey said. “The man lifted his jacket indicating he had a weapon, but no weapon was displayed.”

The robber allegedly reached over the counter as the clerk opened the cash drawer and grabbed a handful of cash and fled.

A police dog from Northern Cambria Borough tracked the suspect, but lost the scent near Spangler Street, Sharkey said.

An off-duty police officer was getting out of his vehicle on Spangler Street when he reportedly saw a tan minivan speeding by with no lights on, Sharkey said.

No one was injured in the incident.

The robber is described as a stocky white male around 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall.

The last robbery in Hastings was at Fowlers Pharmacy in February 2001.

Anyone with information on the latest incident is asked to contact authorities at 1-800-281-1680.

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