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Hancock Co. officials continue search for armed robber

Updated: Friday, January 17 2014, 02:58 PM EST


Hancock County officials are continuing their search for a man armed with a handgun who robbed a Newell store Thursday.

Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said the crime happened around 7 p.m. at Phillies Quick Stop on Route 2.

Officials said the robber demanded money from the clerk and he escaped with approximately $500 in cash from the register. There were no reported injuries.

The robber fled the scene on foot, heading north. Officials said evidence was found indicating he changed directions and headed south on Coolidge Street.

The man is described as a white male believed to be around 5 feet 9 inches or 5 feet 10 inches. At the time of the incident, officials said he was dressed in all black, including a black hooded sweatshirt, a black bandana over his face and dark sunglasses.

Investigators are looking at surveillance video to aid in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police or the NEWS9 Lauttamus Security Crime Busters Tipline at 800-862-BUST. Tips can also be emailed to crimebusters@wtov.com.

Hancock Co. officials continue search for armed robber

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