DURYEA — Police are investigating an armed robbery at the US Gas Mini Mart on Main Street around 9 p.m. Sunday.
Chief Nick Lohman and Officer Dave Homschek arrived on scene and spoke to the clerk who said a light-skinned man, wearing a black and gray ski-type winter jacket, dark-colored pants, a gray hood and light colored bandana covering his face attempted to purchase two Red Bulls and then pulled a black hand gun out of his pocket.
The gunman demanded that the clerk hand over the money as well as multiple packs of Kratom, a legal synthetic herb. The clerk handed over an undetermined amount of cash and several packs of Kratom capsules. The gunman wanted more cash and came behind the counter demanding the money. but the clerk chased the suspect away using a stool from behind the counter. The gunman fled on foot, possibly to a side street where a vehicle may have been parked.
Several neighboring police departments assisted with attempting to locate the suspect. Chief Lohman is asking anyone who may have information about the suspect to please call the Duryea Police Department at 570-457-1721 ext. 2.