Police seek man who attempted to rob Union Township Dairy Queen
Southwest Regional Police are working to identify the man who attempted to rob a Union Township store at gunpoint over the weekend.
Police are reviewing store video as a part of their continued investigation into the crime.
According to police, the suspect walked into the Dairy Queen, located on Route 88, at 7:47 p.m. Saturday, brandishing a black handgun, and demanded money.
Police said the suspect told employees, “Give me all the money or I'll shoot all of you.”
The three employees ran from the store.
On store video, the suspect is seen chasing the employees through the store and outside with the weapon pointed at them and yelling.
The suspect then turned and proceeded on foot north on Route 88.
There were no customers in the store at the time.
The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, approximately 5 foot, 8 inches tall, wearing jeans, a green and white striped polo shirt with a black shirt underneath, a black ski mask and black shoes.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Southwest Regional Police at 724-929-8484 or on Facebook at Southwest Reg Pd.
This is the second time this year that the same store was the site of a crime.
On Feb. 13, money collected for the Children's Miracle Network was stolen from a container in the store.
Patrick Lee Hufnagel, 21, of 346 Sugar Run Road, Eighty Four, was ultimately charged with theft by unlawful taking in connection with the theft.
Officers said at the time that surveillance video captured Hufnagel taking the donation jar from the Dairy Queen.
According to police, Hufnagel took the jar out to his car and then came back inside the restaurant to pay for his food. The jar contained about $60, police said at the time.
Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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