Suspect sought in Rostraver BP station robbery
Rostraver Township police are looking for a man who robbed a BP convenience store on New Year's Day after spraying the clerk in the face with Mace.
Police said the suspect went into the business off of south Route 51 about 11:31 p.m. and sprayed the clerk with Mace while demanding money from the cash register. The clerk, who was not identified, was able to open the register and give the suspect an unknown amount of cash. The man then fled in an unknown direction on foot.
The suspect is described as a white male, about 5-feet, 8-10-inches tall, wearing a white mask over his face. He was wearing a black hoodie, blue gloves, and white tennis shoes. Police said the aerosol can he used either contained Mace or pepper spray.
Police said the clerk was treated at the scene for face and eye irritation by personnel from Rostraver/West Newton Emergency Medical Services. West Newton police assisted at the scene.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Charleroi Area faces 3-mill tax increase
- ‘Misfits’ shoot video for tour in Monessen
- Demolition of last Donora-Webster bridge section delayed
- Drug charges continue to mount against North Belle Vernon man
- Charleroi mayor ballot likely set soon
- Mon Valley communities prepare Memorial Day events
- Mon City cemetery dressed up for Memorial Day
- Former Ringgold guidance counselor facing sex charges
- Sulkosky settling in as new California borough manager
- Monongahela River towns invite public to play on the water
- Dem wins bittersweet in Monessen