(UPDATE 11:40 AM) Police Investigating Armed Robbery Of West Ellicott Store
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.
“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.
More information will be released when it becomes available.