Convenience store in Rome robbed for 3rd time in two years

By ANDREW DONOVAN

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - Rome Police are investigating an apparent armed robbery that occurred early Saturday morning at a gas station on West Dominick Street.

Law enforcement officials say a man entered the Kekis Citgo gas station and demanded money from the clerk. After lifting his shirt to reveal a handgun, the clerk met the demands and gave the suspect an undetermined amount of cash, police say.

Rome Police say that the suspect left the store, met up with an accomplice in the back of the building and the two fled on bicycles north on Lyons Street.

The first suspect is a described as a white male in his mid 20s, approximately 5’4” - 5’6” tall with a chinstrap beard. He was wearing a white ball cap, a white t-shirt and golf style shorts, white with dark stripes and white sneakers. He also appears to have a round tattoo on the inside of his right forearm, according to police.

The accomplice was also a white male who was wearing a white t-shirt, dark shorts, dark hat with a logo and was wearing a dark colored backpack.

Rome Police are requesting the public's help in identifying the men and supplied surveillance photos. Any information should be reported to Rome Police detectives at (315) 339-7715 or via their website: http://www.romepd.com/report.asp

The same store was robbed twice in 2012, once in January and again in December.

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