Woman reports robbery at Oberlin convenience store

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A woman told police she was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of an Oberlin convenience store early Friday, and police believe the same man may have tried to rob the store three days ago.

Swatara Township police said the woman reported that she was in her vehicle while at the Turkey Hill, at 12 S. Harrisburg Street, when the man displayed a firearm and demanded her purse and money.

She said the robber was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and light denim jeans, and had a blue bandana covering his face, according to police.

He fled on foot behind the store, she said.

Police said description of the robber matches one given in a possible robbery attempt at the store early Tuesday.

In that incident, police said a cashier had received a suspicious phone call from someone who asked what time the store was closing, and if a particular drink machine was still turned on.

The cashier locked the front door shortly before a man dressed in a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, wearing a light blue covering over his face, attempted to open the front door of the store while holding what appeared to be a handgun, police said.

He fled on foot after finding that the doors were locked.

Both incidents occurred shortly after midnight.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Swatara Police Detective Jim Moyer at 717-564-2550.


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