HOWLAND - A gunman held up a BP gas station shortly before noon Tuesday, escaping with $751 in cash.
The man entered the station at the intersection of state Route 46 and East Market Street at about 11:30 a.m. and told the clerk he needed gas.
The clerk told police that the man bent down to the ground and she assumed he was picking up something he dropped.
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Surveillance cameras at the BP gas station in Howland caught this man in the act of taking money from the cash drawer during an armed robbery about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The man is described as a white male in his late 20s, about 5-foot-11, dark ‘‘scruffy’’ hair and slender build.
When the cash register opened to ring up the sale, the man arose holding a black semi-automatic handgun and stated, "I'll take the rest of that," the police report states.
The gunman reached across the counter and removed the $10, $20 and $50 bills, according to reports.
He drove away south on Route 46 in an older blue GMC Sonoma, police said.
The robber is described as a white male between the age of 25 and 30, with dark, ''scruffy'' hair and clean-shaven. He stands about 5-foot-11 and has a slender build.
At the time of the burglary, he wore a dark sweatshirt with an unknown white emblem on the back, and dark sweatpants with white stripes down the side.
Police are asking that any information be forwarded to the Howland Police Department at 330-856-5555 or police dispatch at 330-675-2730.