ROME, N.Y. – Rome Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place in the early morning hours Saturday at Kekis Citgo, on the 400 block of West Dominick Street.
At 2:14 a.m., the suspect entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. When the clerk questioned the suspect's demand, he lifted the front of his shirt to reveal what appeared to be a handgun, police said.
The clerk complied with his demand and gave him an undetermined amount of money. The suspect then fled the store and was reported to have been seen meeting up with an accomplice at the rear of the store. Both men fled the scene on bicycles, last seen heading north on Lyons Street.
The suspect is described as being a white male, in his mid-20s, approximately 5'4" - 5'6," with a chinstrap beard. He was wearing a white hat, a white t-shirt and golf-style shorts, white with dark stripes and white sneakers at the time of the incident. He also appeared to have a round tattoo on the inside of his right forearm.
The accomplice was also described as being a white male wearing a white t-shirt, dark shorts, dark hat and he was wearing a dark-colored backpack.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact detectives at (315) 339-7715 or visit www.romepd.com or the Rome, NY Police Department Facebook page to send anonymous email tips.