(UPDATE 11:40 AM) Police Investigating Armed Robbery Of West Ellicott Store

Police on scene following an armed robbery of the Keystone Food Mart on Fairmount Avenue in West Ellicott. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

Editor’s note: Ellicott police have updated the color of the vehicle believed to be involved in Wednesday’s armed robbery.

WEST ELLICOTT — Police are investigating the armed robbery of a West Ellicott convenience store Wednesday morning.

The robbery at Keystone Food Mart, 575 Fairmount Ave., occurred shortly before 5 a.m.

The two suspects, described as Hispanic men, reportedly parked in a sedan behind the Salvation Army on Howard Avenue and walked into the store.

According to Sgt. Matt Kubinski of the Ellicott Police Department, one of the suspects displayed a gun and demanded money. An unknown amount was obtained.

A K-9 unit in the Salvation Army parking lot. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

“Thankfully no one was injured,” Kubinski told The Post-Journal.

Afterward, the suspects left in a white sedan — possibly a Nissan — toward the Jamestown area.

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. Lakewood-Busti and Jamestown police are also assisting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ellicott police at 665-7083 or anonymously at 241-9877.

An investigator at the Keystone Food Mart. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

More information will be released when it becomes available.


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