Armed robber took cash from Mechanicsburg tobacco shop

A masked man was armed with a crowbar and a handgun when he robbed a tobacco store and pipe shop in Mechanicsburg.

Borough police said the robber went into Hemps Above at 105 North Arch Street, produced the crowbar and an older-looking revolver with a wooden handle, then made off with cash from the business on Thursday at around 6:20 p.m.

The employees at the store were not harmed.

The robber was described as a white male, about 5'11″ tall with a slender build and blue eyes. He was wearing a dark purple ski mask with teal-colored trim around the eyes and mouth, a black leather jacket, blue jeans and gloves, police said.

Anyone with information may call Mechanicsburg police at (717) 691-3300.

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