BELMONT - Belmont police are asking for the public's help in finding a person who robbed the Penguin Market at 916 Laconia Road Saturday night at about 11 p.m.
In a press release, Lt. Richard Mann said one of the clerks at the store told police that a white man wearing all black, whose face was hidden and was wearing gloves, entered the store and brandished a handgun from his pocket while demanding cash. The robber was described as between 5'10 and 6 feet tall and between 180-200 pounds.
The robbery suspect can be seen on video fleeing from the store on foot northbound toward Jordan's Ice Cream. The robber made off with an unknown amount of cash.
The store was just about to close when the robbery took place. No one was hurt in the robbery. No customers were in the store at the time of the robbery.
Several officers from surrounding communities assisted Belmont officers in a neighborhood canvas while a Belmont K-9 team searched the area of Route 106.
Store surveillance shows the robbery suspect entering and leaving the store in a very short period of time. The store video external cameras shows several vehicles travelling on Route 106 as the suspect fled the area.
Police would be interested in speaking to anyone who may have been travelling along Route 106 around 11 p.m. last night to see if they recall seeing a pedestrian walking or running along Route 106.
This is an active case and the Belmont police department is asking anyone that may have any information about this case to call us at 267-8350.
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