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Police investigate robbery complaint


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By LES BOWEN
Sun Advocate reporter


Lights illuminate the entrance at the Maverik Country Store located at 891 East Main Street in Price. On May 29, local law enforcement officers responded to a robbery complaint at the store. Price police are searching for a male subject reported involved the armed robbery incident.

Police in Price are searching for a suspect in connection with an alleged aggravated robbery that occurred early Monday morning at a local convenience store.

The Price City Police Department released limited details regarding the incident which occurred sometime after 3:30 a.m. at the Maverik Country Store located at 891 East Main Street.

The store is located just east of the Sun Advocate, across the street from CJ's Do-It Center.

Price Police Capt. Kevin Drolc explained that the suspect reportedly entered the store and demanded all the money in the register.

One clerk was working near the counter and complied with the demand.

A second employee was reported to have been behind the coolers, stocking merchandise.

Police did not release how much money was taken, although a notice to employees at the two Maverik stores in Price indicated that the amount was less than $200.

Convenience stores typically do not keep large sums of money in the registers at night.

As a result, criminals who rob them at night do not typically take extremely large amounts of cash.

"He acted like he had a concealed weapon," indicated Drolc.

The Price police captain explained that the suspect appeared to have a concealed weapon in his pants pocket.

"A weapon was never actually brandished," pointed out Drolc.

Still, police are calling the incident an aggravated robbery because the subject appeared to have a weapon.

Security cameras at the store captured the incident and Drolc indicated that the department is currently reviewing the recordings.

The perpetrator reportedly made an effort not to be identified. But police are looking for a white male between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall with a slender to medium build.

At the time if the incident, Drolc said the subject was wearing a stocking cap, a black long sleeve shirt, blue Levis and white running shoes.

After employees met the demands, the suspect reportedly left the scene on foot and was last seen running westbound on Main Street.

After the subject left, employees called 911.

Within minutes, Price officer Kevin Mele responded to the scene.

Mele was joined by Carbon County Sheriff deputies Chris Basso and Chris Gigliotti.

Law enforcement secured the scene and began searching for the subject.

"We're working hard on [the case] and we're developing leads as we speak. Hopefully, we'll have an arrest soon. But right now, there's not much to go on," he said.

The Price police department encourages residents with information pertaining to the incident to contact Detective Tracy Allred at 636-3190.



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