Troopers seek knife wielding armed robber

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WIVB) – State Police are looking for a knife wielding armed robber who held up a convenience store in Lewiston on April Fools’ Day.

Troopers say the thief wasn’t kidding around when he stole cash from the register around 9 p.m. at Gail’s Tobacco and Gas Outlet on Upper Mountain Road.

The suspect is described as a 6’2″ white male weighing around 170 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, grey pants and had a scarf covering his face.

Anyone with information should call 434-1245. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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