Gas station robbed at knifepoint; suspect sought

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Cranston Police are seeking a suspect in a knifepoint robbery that occurred at a gas station in Edgewood on Tuesday afternoon.

The suspect – described as a male standing approximately 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing 115 to 120 pounds – is said to have entered the Gulf Express at 2148 Broad St. while wearing a blue, hooded Abercrombie and Fitch sweatshirt and a white baseball cap. The man’s sweatshirt was pulled up over his head and he covered his face with a white bandana or handkerchief, according to police.

“The suspect entered from the Commercial Street area and brandished a knife to the clerk,” reads a statement from police. “After exiting the store with cash he ran in the same direction he came in.”

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to contact Detective John Ryan at 477-5066. Police may also be reached through the department’s main line, 942-2211, and anonymous tips may be submitted via the TipSoft link on the department's website.

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