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Barneveld armed robbery suspect sought by State Troopers

By ANDREW DONOVAN

BARNEVELD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Law enforcement officials are looking for the man who is the suspect in an armed robbery at the Ride Aid store on Route 12, New York State Police tell NEWSChannel 2 on the scene.

The suspect is described as a white male, six feet tall, thin build of about 150 pounds. He was wearing a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a bandanna over his face at the time of the robbery, police say.

The man allegedly entered the store with a handgun around 11:20 Sunday morning. State Police Officials say he demanded money from a female clerk at the front desk.

He left the scene, last seen on foot, with an undisclosed amount of money. Police say he was headed south.

No shots were fired and there were no injuries, according to State Police Lt. Todd Stratton.

The female clerk and other employees were locked down in the store during the investigation. A man who answered the phone said he was not allowed the discuss the situation.

The female clerk was a bit shaken up, according to police. Her parents were on the scene and warmly welcomed her once she was allowed to leave.

The Rite Aid store was closed during the investigation but reopened around 2:00 p.m.

State Police say this is an active investigation. People who may know the whereabouts of the suspect are asked to call investigators at (315) 736-8802 in Marcy or (315) 366-6000 in Oneida.

Rite Aid has offered a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of this suspect.

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