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Video Shows Route 9 Gas Station Clerk Fighting Off Armed Robbery Suspect

Surveillance footage of the struggle between the robber and the gas station clerk.
Surveillance footage of the struggle between the robber and the gas station clerk. Photo Credit: New York State Police
The suspect was last seen driving a dark vehicle northbound on Route 9.
The suspect was last seen driving a dark vehicle northbound on Route 9. Photo Credit: New York State Police
New York State Police are looking for a man who robbed a gas station in Staatsburg on Tuesday.
New York State Police are looking for a man who robbed a gas station in Staatsburg on Tuesday. Photo Credit: New York State Police

STAATSBURG, N.Y. -- New York State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a gas station in Staatsburg on Tuesday and released a videotape of the incident in which the store clerk fought off the suspect.

A white male reportedly entered the Citgo Mini Mart on Route 9 at approximately 8 p.m. armed with a shotgun and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk then tried to overpower the suspect who attempted to flee, State Police said.

The clerk continued to struggle with the suspect outside of the store. The suspect discharged one round from his shotgun that hit the ground, police said.

The suspect is described as standing 5-feet, 10-inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a camouflage mask and clothing at the time of the attempted robbery. The suspect fled the scene northbound on Route 9 in a dark colored vehicle with orange New York plates, police said.

Surveillance footage of the attempted robbery can be found on by clicking here .

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to call Inv. Robert Torre at 845-876-4049, 845-677-7300 or email Robert.torre@troopers.ny.gov .

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