Masked suspect claims to have weapon, robs local store

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- University Police are reporting that a man wearing a dark ski mask and indicating he had a weapon has robbed a small convenience store at 129 Locust Lane near the University Park campus. The suspect entered the Nano Mart at around 6:44 p.m. today (Feb. 21) demanding cash and indicating some type of weapon in his pocket. The store clerk handed over an undetermined amount of cash and the male ran northbound toward College Avenue, then turned on Calder Alley.

At this time, State College Police are asking people to remain alert. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5' 7" tall, heavy build and wearing a red coat with a red hood, gray sweatpants and a brown ski mask. Police are also seeking information on the robbery and any additional details about the suspect. Anyone with information should contact the State College Police Department at 911 or 1-800-479-0050.

Last Updated February 21, 2012