NANTICOKE — A man armed with a knife robbed the Turkey Hill store on West Main Street early Saturday and left with cash and menthol cigarettes, city police said.
The robbery occurred at approximately 2:55 a.m., when a man approached a female clerk behind the counter and demanded money from the cash register, police said.
According to police: the suspect held a knife to the side of the clerk and threatened to kill her. After he received the money from her, he took a considerable amount of Rave menthol cigarettes before fleeing the store. He is believed to have entered a dark colored car parked across the street.
Police obtained surveillance footage of the suspect and described him as white, shorter in stature and in his 40s with dark, thinning hair. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with dark blue and white stripes on the sleeves and a logo on front.
Anyone having information about the suspect is asked to contact the Nanticoke City Police Department at 570-735-2200, ext. 206, or through Luzerne County 911.