Attempted Strong Armed Robbery
Square One Convenience Store – 249 S. Broadway, Wind Gap PA
Suspect Description: White Male, Mid 20’s, Medium Build, 6’0” tall, short dirty blond/lt. brown hair, short “scruffy” beard
Wearing: Jeans, red t-shirt and a baseball cap with an American Flag on the front Suspect wearing Latex gloves
Operating: Full Size Dodge Ram Pick-Up Truck, side step rails, NO TAILGATE, orange lights on cab
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Slate Belt Regional Police Department is investigating an attempted strong armed robbery at the Square One Convenience Store, 249 S. Broadway in Wind Gap PA. At approximately 4:10am, the above described male came into the store and picked up a “Tastykake” from the shelf and proceeded to the counter. When the clerk opened the register, the male reached over the counter and attempted to take money from the register. The suspect stated several times – “no one’s gonna get hurt”. The clerk quickly attempted to close the drawer and began hitting the suspect in the arm. Another clerk attempted to grab his shirt to pull him away from the counter and a brief struggle ensued as he attempted to break free. No money was taken.
The suspect then fled the store and entered a grey Dodge pick-up truck (described above). The truck left the lot at a high rate of speed onto S. Broadway toward Rte 33.
The employees reported no injuries. SBRPD is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Slate Belt Regional Police Department at 610-759-8517.