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Hanover store robber sought by police

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch
  • If you recognize the robber or have information about the robbery, call Hanover Police at 717-637-5575.

Hanover Police are asking for the public's help to identify a robber who targeted a convenience store Sunday night.

The robbery happened in the 700 block of Carlisle Street, according to police. There are two convenience-type stores at the corner of Carlisle Street and Elm Avenue.

Hanover Police said this male robbed a convenience store in the 700 block of Carlisle Street in the borough on Sunday, July 23, 2017.

At 10:06 p.m. Sunday, a robber walked into the store and demanded cash and cigarettes, according to Chief Chad Martin.

The sole clerk in the store at the time, a 39-year-old man, complied, giving the man the cigarettes and an "undetermined amount" of cash, police said, after which the robber fled on food, headed eastbound toward East Elm Avenue.

The clerk escaped physical injury, police said.

The robber is a black male, between 5-feet-5 and 5-feet-8, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up and a white mask on his face, according to police.

He also was wearing gray pants and light-colored shoes or sneakers with dark laces, police said.

Anyone who recognizes the robber or has information about the robbery is asked to call Hanover Police at 717-637-5575 or call 911.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.