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Authorities seek armed suspect after tobacco store robbed

MUNCY — A masked gunman robbed a clerk at Sam’s Place Lottery and Tobacco, 1374 E. Penn St., Muncy Creek Township, making off with an undetermined amount of cash just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, state police said.

The gunman “entered the business wearing a blue ‘PSU’ sweatshirt, baggy gray sweatpants, a camo face mask, dark ski goggles with white trim, black gloves and gray sneakers,” Trooper Angela Bieber, public information officer at the Montoursville barracks, said.

“He brought with him a red drawstring bag. Brandishing a silver handgun, he pointed it at the cashier and demanded money,” Bieber said, adding that the man fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

Anyone with information about the robber is asked to contact Trooper James Nestico at the Montoursville barracks at 570-368-5700.

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