Rochester police believe this man – dressed in an Adidas sweatshirt and brandishing a knife - was behind two robberies in the city. (COURTESY)
Rochester gas station robbed; Police: Could be one in string
Police said the culprit could be the same man who held up another gas station in the city July 6, since he appeared to be wearing the same clothing.
A clerk told investigators a man with a knife entered the 357 Gonic Road store and demanded money from the drawer.
The clerk handed over the cash and, after getting the money, the robber left, running north towards Gear Road, police said.
According to police, the robber is described as a white male, about 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8, with a thin build. He wore a blue Adidas hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored jeans and shoes. He had a red bandanna covering his face and wore a leather utility work-style glove on his left hand.
Police said he appeared to wearing the same clothing as the individual in a July 6 armed robbery of the Shell station, 198 Milton Road.
In that incident, the clerk told police a man in his early 20s entered the store just after 1:30 a.m., brandished a knife and demanded money. He fled with he cash, heading north after crossing Milton Road.
Anyone with information about either incident is encouraged to contact Detective Michael Mundy at (603) 330-7106 or leave anonymous tips via by calling the Rochester Crimeline at (603) 335-6500 or by texting Crimes (274637) in the body write TEXT4CASH followed by your tip. Calls and texts received on the Rochester Crimeline will remain confidential and rewards are given for information that leads to arrests.