(2:25 PM) Police Release Surveillance Photo From Armed Robbery
WEST ELLICOTT — Police have released a still image taken from surveillance video in Wednesday morning’s armed robbery of a convenience store.
The image shows two men, one of whom is holding a shotgun, during the robbery of Keystone Food Mart, 575 Fairmount Ave., West Ellicott. The incident took place shortly before 5 a.m.
The two suspects, described as Hispanic men, reportedly parked in a white-colored sedan behind the Salvation Army on Howard Avenue and walked into the store.
According to Sgt. Matt Kubinski of the Ellicott Police Department, the men demanded money from the store’s clerk before fleeing.
“Thankfully no one was injured,” Kubinski told The Post-Journal.
Afterward, the suspects left in the sedan heading toward Jamestown.
Right after the robbery, police were told one of the suspects was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. A similar piece of clothing was found by Jamestown police lying in the middle of the road on Todd Avenue.
A K-9 unit from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office was brought to the scene and later Todd Avenue.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Ellicott police at 665-7083 or anonymously at 241-9877.