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Attempted robbery at Central Ave. Exxon, robber and clerk flee scene

Colonie police are searching for a white male, about 18-20 years old weighing approximately 150 lbs who was involved in an attempted robbery at the Exxon Mobil at 1113 Central Ave.

According to Colonie Police Detective Lt. John VanAlstyne, the attempted robbery occurred at about 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19.

During the attempt, the individual, who wore black pants, a black jacket and covered his face with a white scarf, approached the counter of the gas station market with his hand in his pocket and demanded money. VanAlstyne said no weapon was displayed.

At that time, VanAlstyne said the clerk fled out the back door and the individual also fled the scene.

VanAlstyne also said police currently have no leads on suspects, but that they are currently working on the case.

The Colonie police department encourages anyone with more information on this incident to contact them at 783-2811.

For more on this story, check back at www.spotlightnews.com, or read the Oct. 22 print edition of the Colonie Spolight.

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