August 29, 2014

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Gunman holds up beverage store

LORAIN — A man armed with what looked like a police-issue handgun made off Monday afternoon with $417, a drive-through beverage store clerk told police.

A thin black man wearing a black ski mask, jeans and a Carhartt coat waved a semi-automatic gun at clerks about 1:30 p.m. at Rashke Drive Thru Beverage, 2133 E. 28th St., according to a Lorain police report.

The man told an employee not to say anything or he would shoot her, the report said. He reached into the cash drawer then ran behind a nearby Dairy Mart out of sight.