April 19, 2014

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Elyria Marathon held up by armed robber

ELYRIA — Police are looking for a man who held up an Elyria gas station Thursday and ran away with the money.

About 4:45 p.m., a man walked into the Marathon Gas Station at 803 West River Road, N., carrying a handgun and demanding money, said Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino. After the clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of money, the man ran northbound on West River Road, according to early scanner reports.

Elyria Police and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office searched the area with dogs but could not find the suspect as of Thursday night.