4 Schuylkill County Convenience Stores Held Up at Gunpoint Overnight
Police in Schuylkill County continue to investigate a string of armed convenience store robberies that happened overnight Saturday.
According to information from Pennsylvania State Police in Schuylkill Haven, all 4 robberies happened between 9 p.m. Saturday and early morning Sunday.
Here are the 4 places that got hit, allegedly by the same person:
- Mobil, Cressona
- Speedway, Pine Grove
- Auburn Food Mart & Deli, Auburn
- Vista Fuel, Schuylkill Haven
Here’s a map of the places the robber hit:
Police released these two images of the guy responsible:
And this one shows him flashing his gun at a store checkout:
4 Schuylkill County Convenience Store Armed Robberies in 10 Hours
The Mobil station in Cressona was the first to get robbed at gunpoint. That happened at about 9:15 p.m. on Saturday night.
Police released this description of the bandit:
- White male
- Medium build
- Between 6′-0″ and 6′-5″
- Possible scar above the bridge of his nose
- Slight limp
Each time, the person wore the same outfit:
- Black RealTree hoodie (with hood up) with a camo pattern behind the orange logo
- Camo beanie hat
- Blue jeans
- Black sneakers with light-colored soles
- Purple/blue face mask (possibly a bandana)
This is the second armed robbery at that Mobil station in Cressona in April. On the morning of April 8, a “pigeon-toed man” also held up the Cressona Mobil station at gun point. In that heist, the robber got away with cash and the cash drawer itself.
After a night to sleep (or not) on it, police say the same man held up 3 more gas stations in the area after 6 a.m. Sunday.
State Police say the Speedway gas station in Pine Grove Township was hit at 6:10 a.m.
The Auburn Food Mart & Deli got held up at 6:55 a.m. State Police are investigating those 3 robberies and believe the same person is responsible for each.
In a fourth incident, Vista Fuel was hit in the “early morning hours” Sunday. According to info from State Police, the Schuylkill Haven PD is investigating that robbery. They haven’t released any information publicly about that incident, but PSP believes they’re all connected.
During each robbery, the suspect brandished a black handgun and demanded cash from the stores.
He got away on foot from each robbery.
It’s not known how much money the thief got away with from the incidents.
If you have any information on these incidents, you’re asked to call Trooper Brackman at the Haven barracks at 570-754-4600.