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.
READ MORE: Barrel and Flow Fest leadership considers new locations away from Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh
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.
READ MORE: Trunk or Treat events keep children safe and provide peace of mind for parents
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.
NO MORE NEWS: Fayette County mother charged with death of 11-year-old son
Anyone with information is urged to call Lieutenant Chad Rensel of the Butler Town Police.