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Police search for Marathon robber

ELYRIA — Police are searching for a man who robbed the Marathon Gas Station at 501 N. Abbe Road on Saturday.

Officers were called to the gas station at 11:47 p.m.

Lt. Chris Costantino said an 18- to 20-year-old black man, wearing a black bandana and dark-colored clothing, entered the store with a black semiautomatic handgun. The man ordered a woman in the store to the floor. Costantino said the woman was a girlfriend of the clerk and was visiting during the robbery.

The robber then pointed the handgun at the clerk and demanded money out of the cash register. He ran toward Bon Air Avenue after receiving it. Costantino said officers are looking at security video of the incident.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to contact the Elyria Police Department Detective Bureau at (440) 326-1926.

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