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Binghamton Police Seek Suspect in West Side Robbery

Binghamton police outside a West Side store after a reported robbery on October 18, 2017. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Binghamton police outside a West Side store after an armed robbery on October 18, 2017. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

No injuries were reported in an armed robbery at a neighborhood grocery store on Binghamton’s West Side.

A Binghamton police car parked near railroad tracks during the search for a robbery suspect. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A Binghamton police car parked near railroad tracks during the search for a robbery suspect. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Police were dispatched to the USA Market store at 33 Edwards Street around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators say the business was robbed by a man whose face was covered by a light-colored mask. He displayed what appeared to be a handgun.

The suspect left the store with some cash. He was last seen running on Thorp Street.

Patrol officers and detectives interviewed people in the area of the business. A police dog was used in an effort to track the suspect.

Officers searched the area along both sides of the nearby railroad tracks.

A store employee said no one was hurt. The store had reopened for business around 1:30 p.m.

Police said the suspect was described as a black man, about 6 feet two inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a gray-hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, brown work boots and gloves.

People with information about the robbery may contact the Binghamton police detective bureau at 607.772.7080.

This story has been updated to include additional information provided by city police investigators.

Police officers behind the former DMV office building on Clinton Street shortly after the store robbery. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Police officers behind a building on Clinton Street shortly after the store robbery. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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