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Knife-wielding bandit robs Sunoco station in Lockport

A knife-wielding bandit robbed the Sunoco station at 5985 South Transit Road in Lockport Saturday morning, Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies reported.

The man entered the store at about 3:20 a.m. and brandished a knife while demanding money from a clerk, according to deputies, The thief was described as white, 5-feet, 8-inches tall, wearing a dark colored hoodie, black khaki pants, white sneakers, a navy blue knit hat and a black bandana covering his mouth. He also was reported to have been wearing orange holographic style aviator sunglasses.

The thief may have a bruise under an eye, along with an additional injury to his face that he suffered during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeffrey Pytlik of the Criminal Investigation Bureau during business hours at 438-3336.

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