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Rochester police search for two men in armed robbery at gas station

September 18. 2013 8:32AM
Rochester police released these surveillance images of two men entering the Shell station early this morning on Milton Road. 

ROCHESTER – Two masked men robbed the Shell station on Milton Road Wednesday morning, and one of them pulled a knife out when the clerk did not move fast enough, police said.

The robbery happened at 2:40 a.m. The two men entered the store and demanded money from the register. After one of them pulled out a knife, the clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the robbers fled out the door, running south on Milton Road.

The first robber is described as a slim, white male, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10 and weighing between 130 and 150 pounds. He wore a black, hooded sweatshirt with gray sleeves and a white emblem on the left front chest, dark-colored pants and white sneakers.

His hood was up over his head, and he had a dark-colored mask covering his face.

The second robber, who had the knife, was a white male with short brown hair and a similar physical description as his companion. He wore a dark-colored, possibly fleece sweatshirt with white writing on the left front chest.

He covered his face with a piece of clothing and wore dark jeans and brown boots.

A police dog was brought to the scene but was unable to track down the robbers.

The robbery remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 330-7127. Alternatively, calls may be made to Rochester Crimeline at 335-6500. All Crimeline calls will remain confidential and rewards may be given for information leading to an arrest. Callers may also text the Rochester Crimeline at Crimes (274637) in the body of the text and simply write TEXT4CASH followed by the tip.

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