On April 15, 2018 at about 9:39 PM, the Lower Pottsgrove Township Police were dispatched to the US Gas located at 2177 East High Street for a robbery in progress. It was reported that the suspect used a knife in the robbery, and fled on foot.
Police arrived on scene to discover that the suspect had fled from the store. The suspect was described by witnesses as being a black male about five foot eight inches, weighing about 200 pounds with a stocky build. The suspect had been dressed in dark clothing, with his hood pulled over his head, wearing a black mask or scarf and purple rubber gloves. The male was armed with a cutting instrument believed to be a butcher knife.
The male ran into the store where he assaulted a customer. He then went under the counter where he assaulted the employee. The male managed to force open the cash register. The male removed cash from the register before fleeing the store. Both the customer and employee sustained minor injuries.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Lower Pottsgrove Township Detectives at 610-326-1508. Reference Incident #20180415M0014