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LEWISTON – State Police and Lewiston Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery Tuesday night at Gail’s Tobacco and Gas Outlet on Upper Mountain Road. On Monday night a similar robbery was reported at a 7-Eleven on Plaza Drive in Wheatfield by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators have not said whether these two cases are related.

At 9 p.m. Tuesday a man wearing a scarf over his face entered Gail’s Tobacco and Gas, Outlet, displayed a knife to the clerk and fled on foot after stealing cash from the store’s register.

The suspect is described as a white man, 170 to 180 pounds, 6-foot-2, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and gray trousers.

Anyone with information is asked to call New York State Police at 434-1245 or 434-5589.

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