Armed robbery suspect apologizes, says he had family to take care

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. – Pennsylvania State Police seeking help from the public in identifying an armed robbery suspect.  It happen on August 8 at about 4:36 am at the Gulf gas station, 920 Walnut Bottom Road in South Midddleton Township.

In store surveillance photos the suspect, armed with a handgun, appears to be a young black male with a slim build, approximately 6 feet tall.  He wore a black boonie style hat with a design around it and a black bandana that covered his mouth and nose. Also a white cardigan sweater, black cargo pants, and black and white athletic shoes.

The suspected appeared to be familiar with the building.  He spoke with a soft voice and repeatedly apologized to the store clerk saying that he had a family to take care of.

The handgun displayed appeared to be medium in length with a silver square shaped upper frame and a black lower frame.  The suspect did appear to chamber a round during the robbery.

After taking some money from the register, he fled toward Garland Road in the direction of Carlisle Borough.

Anyone with information on the case is encouraged to contact Trooper John Boardman, Pennsylvania State Police at (717) 254-4701.