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Peterborough gas station robbed at knifepoint: police

Peterborough police released these images of a suspect in a knifepoint robbery at a gas station.
Peterborough police released these images of a suspect in a knifepoint robbery at a gas station. Peterborough Police Service

Peterborough police are looking for a suspect following a knifepoint robbery of a gas station early Wednesday.

According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 4 a.m., officers responded to a reported robbery at a gas station on Lansdowne Street East near Ashburnham Drive.

An employee told police a man entered the store and threatened a clerk with a knife before fleeing with cash.

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The suspect is described as a man about five feet 10 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black hooded sweater, dark camouflage mask and black sunglasses.

On Friday police released images of the suspect.

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“While the suspect is almost fully covered, officers are asking the public to key in on the clothing the suspect is wearing to help identify them,” police stated.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 705-876-1122 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.stopcrimehere.ca

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