Jamestown Police are on the lookout for an armed suspect who reportedly pulled out a gun during a robbery early Tuesday morning at 7-Eleven on the corner of East Second and Buffalo streets in Jamestown. The incident is the third armed robbery to hit the city in the last nine days.
According to police, the robbery occurred shortly before 2 a.m. when a suspect, described as a black male in his early 20s, entered the 7-Eleven with a black automatic weapon and demanded cash from the store's two employees.
The suspect is believed to be a 6-foot to 6-foot-2-inch man with a thin build. He was wearing a black coat with a black hood and black pants, police said.
Pictured at left is the suspect captured on a store surveillance video.
Submitted photo | P-J photo at right by Michael Rukavina
He fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash on foot and ran west toward Buffalo Street.
"We have been following up on several leads," said Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department.
It is unclear whether this robbery has any connection to two previous robberies in the city.
On March 26, two suspects - one armed with a knife - entered the CVS Pharmacy in Brooklyn Square and robbed the store of medication, cash and cigarettes.
Both suspects in the March 26 incident are believed to be white men with medium builds, wearing Carhartt-style pants, hooded sweatshirts and masks covering their faces. One of the suspects had the phrase "Tailgate Party" on his sweatshirt. They fled the store and are still at large, police said.
On March 24, another knife-wielding suspect entered the 7-Eleven, located at Sixth and Main streets, and robbed the store of cigarettes and cash.
The suspect in the March 24 incident is believed to be a white man, wearing Carhartt overalls and a light gray hooded sweatshirt. He was wearing an orange bandana over his face during the robbery.
Anyone with information on any of these robberies and suspects is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7531 or leave an anonymous tip at 483-Tips (8477). All calls will be kept confidential.