July 28, 2014

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Police: Man robs beverage store, thanks victims

AMHERST — Police are looking for a polite robber who held up a local beverage store Thursday night but thanked his victims before leaving the business.

Amherst police Lt. Dan Jasinski said a man entered the Junction Drive Thru Beverage shop at 111 Milan Ave. at 8:15 p.m. and implied he had a weapon to two female clerks.

No gun was seen during the robbery, but the suspect acted as if he had one beneath a hooded sweatshirt he was wearing.

After the clerks opened the cash register for the suspect, the robber removed an undetermined amount of cash and said “thank you” to the women before he ran off.

The man was last seen running northbound out a rear overhead door of the drive-through.

Police checked the area behind the business, as well as nearby railroad tracks but no found no signs of the man, who was described as a white male in his early 20s, 5 feet 5 inches tall, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

Lorain police assisted in the hunt for the man with a police dog.

The robbery remains under investigation.