Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Police Investigating Tuesday Morning Armed Robbery

The Pilot Travel Center near Pine Grove was robbed early Tuesday morning.

According to the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven, police were notified around 2:15am Tuesday, that an armed robbed had just occurred at the Pilot Truck Stop, located at 482 Suedberg Road, Pine Grove Township.

Police say an unidentified male suspect with facial hair, wearing a black and yellow hat, a black hooded sweatshirt, gray pants, and black and white shoes entered the store, walked up to the cashier at the counter.  The suspect spoke with the cashier and demanded money from the register.   The suspect then lifted up his hooded sweatshirt to reveal a firearm in his waistband and stated he would use it if she didn't do what he said.

The cashier handed over the money from the register.

The suspect pocked the money, left the store, and left the scene in a black 4 door sedan, unknown make or model, and fled the truck stop traveling east on Route 443.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven at (570) 754-4600 and reference incident number PA2018-807997.