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Armed suspect in Halloween mask holds Butler Co. convenience store – CBS Pittsburgh


By: KDKA-TV News Staff

BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) – Police say the suspect who ran a convenience store in Butler County fired a warning shot and wore a menacing Halloween mask to hide his identity.

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Butler City Police are now asking the public to help find him.

Butler Eagle reports that this happened at the Cheap Tobacco Outlet Store on Pillow Street.

According to investigators, surveillance video shows the suspect walking towards the store last Saturday shortly after 7:30 p.m. and approaching the cash register. He put a blue and black backpack on the counter, pulled out a black pistol and fired a warning shot into a wall.

(Source: Butler Town Police)

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Police say they found a 9mm case in the store.

The suspect fled in a dark gray or black mid-size SUV. Surveillance video showed he had black wheels and the suspect entered the rear driver’s side.

Investigators said the suspect was wearing sweatpants, a hoodie and a Halloween mask. They say he may have had the sweats as the outer layer of clothing to take off after the flight.

He is described as a black male, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and has a stocky build.

Police said they tried unsuccessfully to trace the purchase of the Halloween mask.

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Anyone with information is urged to call Lieutenant Chad Rensel of the Butler Town Police.

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