Cops seek Fayette County man in string of armed robberies |

Cops seek Fayette County man in string of armed robberies

Paul Peirce
Pennsylvania State Police
David A. Kramer, 31, of Leisenring, wanted by police in Fayette County for three holdups of convenience store-gas stations. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 724-929-6262 or local police.

Police in Fayette County are asking for the public’s help in locating a Leisenring man wanted for questioning in a string of armed robberies at area convenience stores and gas stations last week.

David A. Kramer, 31, is wanted by state police in Belle Vernon and Uniontown and Connellsville City Police on multiple counts of robbery, receiving stolen property, making terroristic threats, possessing instruments of crime, simple assault, reckless endangerment, theft and harassment in connection with the robberies that occurred Sept. 12 in Connellsville, Sept. 13 in South Union, and Sunday in Redstone.

Trooper Adam Janosko of the Belle Vernon barracks said during Sunday’s robbery at the Marathon Express station on Tower Hill Road in Redstone, Kramer entered the store seeing change for a $1 bill to use the air compressor.

Police said the clerk alleges that as Kramer was handed the change, he demanded all the cash in the register. The clerk alleges he was threatened with a knife. Police said Kramer held the knife to the clerk’s throat.

Janosko reported in court documents Kramer fled with $122.

Janosko said Kramer was driving a blue 2006 Nissan Sentra sedan he had taken from an acquaintance.

Trooper Kevin Kara of the Uniontown barracks reported that at 8:38 p.m. Sept. 13, Kramer entered a Kwik Fill station on Duck Hollow Road in South Union and allegedly threatened the clerk with a knife. He fled with more than $280.

Kara alleges in court documents Kramer was driving a 2006 red Chevrolet Cobalt.

Kara said police have acquired arrest warrants based on store video surveillance and multiple witness statements.

Information on the Sept. 12 robbery in Connellsville was not available.

Janosko described Kramer as 5 feet 8 inches tall, 175 pounds, with hazel-colored eyes and brown hair. He said Kramer is known to frequent the Footedale and Brownsville areas.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 724-929-6262 or their local police.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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