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Rochester gas station robbed; Police: Could be one in string

July 21. 2014 12:14PM
Rochester police believe this man – dressed in an Adidas sweatshirt and brandishing a knife - was behind two robberies in the city. (COURTESY)

ROCHESTER — The Irving Circle K on Gonic Road was held up Sunday night by a knife-wielding robber.

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.

The latest robbery happened at 11:12 p.m. Sunday.

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.

A police dog was unable to track the robber beyond that street.

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.

He had the knife in his right hand, police said.

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.

He was described as being white, about 5-foot-1 to 5-foot-6, with a slim build. He was wearing a blue Adidas pullover hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and dark shoes that were possibly sneakers. A dark blue mask covered his face.

As in the Irving Circle K robbery, the robber had a work-style glove on his left hand and had the knife, with a 4- to 5-inch blade, in his right hand.

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.

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