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PLAINS TWP. — Two men robbed the Dunkin Donuts on state Route 315 on Sunday night at gunpoint and fled with several hundred dollars, an employee said.

The men wearing ski masks and gloves entered the store around 7:45 while customers were inside, said the employee who was behind the counter at the time and asked not to be identified.

One of the men said, “Nobody move. Nobody call the cops,” the employee said.

During the robbery cellphones were taken from two customers, the employee said.

The store was closed while police interviewed witnesses and employees.

“One of them showed a handgun,” said Plains Township police Sgt. David Abraham.

No one was injured and the two suspects described as white men in their early 20s drove off in a newer-model, silver two-door car possibly heading south on Route 315.

The employee said the gunman took money from the counter and from drive-through registers. One of the suspects also took a soda or water from a refrigerated case before leaving.

The employee said it was the second time the store was robbed while he was working. Last Christmas a man walked in and demanded money. No gun was shown then, but the robber had his hand in his coat indicating he had one, the employee said.

“This time it was a gun,” the employee said.

A man who was at the store at the time of the robbery to pick up another employee said he saw two men with ski masks and gloves leave the store. One of them pointed a silver handgun at his head before getting into a car, the man said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact the Plains Township Police Department at 570-829-3432 or through Luzerne County 911.

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