TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Police probe 2 armed convenience store robberies

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, 5:39 p.m.
 

State police at Uniontown are trying to determine whether there is any connection between two armed robberies of two Circle K convenience stores in Dunbar Township and South Union on Thursday.

The Circle K store at 201 W. Crawford Ave., Dunbar Township, was robbed at about 2:32 a.m. by a man who brandished a silver-gray-colored handgun. The robber was 5 feet, 5 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and wore a burgundy coat, gloves and a ski mask.

He may have arrived in a dark-colored two-door passenger vehicle, possibly with tinted windows.

The Circle K store at 251 Hopwood-Fairchance Road was robbed at 9 p.m. by a man who also displayed a handgun. He was described as being about 6 feet tall with an athletic build, wearing a gray sweatshirt with black lettering across the chest and dark-colored pants.

As the robber left the store, two people who were walking toward the store ran when they saw him. They heard a single gunshot, and a shell casing was found.

There was no report of injuries.

The robber may have left in a tan-colored minivan that drove on Hopwood-Fairchance Road toward Route 40.

Anyone with information about either robbery is asked to contact Fayette County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-404-TIPS or crimestoppersfayette@gmail.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Fayette

  1. Additional charges filed in Connellsville vandalism case
  2. Woman accused of stabbing man at Fayette housing complex
  3. Ceremony, parade mark start of 61st annual Fayette County Fair
  4. 3 taken into custody after shots fired at East Park in Connellsville
  5. Fayette man gets house arrest in prescription painkiller scheme
  6. Lower Tyrone man’s appeal on sewage permit denied, but supervisors sympathetic
  7. Connellsville Lions Club concert series continues through Sept. 6
  8. Connellsville’s Porter Theater to present ‘Seven Brides’
  9. Fair weather expected for opening of Fayette County Fair
  10. Fayette County doctor expects to go to prison in prescription scheme
  11. Making guitars a lifelong passion for Masontown area man