CONSTABLEVILLE, NY – Police in Lewis County are searching for a suspect after a convenience store owner was shot during a robbery early Friday morning.
Around 5:30 a.m. a man entered the Constableville Petroleum store on Route 26 wearing a mask. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect shot the store owner in the leg and got away with some cash.
The store owner was taken to a Utica-area hospital with injuries which are not considered to be life-threatening.
Police are actively searching for the suspect and have provided surveillance images. The suspect is seen in the photos wearing a mask, hood, dark pants, heavy coat, and gloves.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office at (315) 376-3511.