Town of Amherst Police Investigating Robbery

January 11, 2012 Updated Jan 11, 2012 at 1:26 PM EDT

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Town of Amherst Police Investigating Robbery

January 11, 2012 Updated Jan 11, 2012 at 1:26 PM EDT

Amherst, N.Y. (WKBW release) The Town of Amherst Police Department said Wednesday it is investigating a robbery that occurred at Citgo Gas on Maple Road late Tuesday night.

According to a news release issued Wednesday, the suspect entered the gas station wearing a black ski mask and displayed a handgun in his waistband before demanding money. The suspect took an undetermined amount of money before fleeing the area on foot, according to police.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, with a slim build. He was dressed in a black ski mask, a black North Face jacket and black pants.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Amherst Police Department at 689-1343.