Sheriff seeks suspect in Hoosick robbery


HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- An armed robbery has authorities still searching for the gun-wielding man who walked away with close to $100 Friday morning.

At approximately 9:46 a.m., authorities responded to the Subway sandwich shop located in the Sunoco gas station building in Hoosick, according to the Rensselaer County Sheriff's office.

"We've got him on video," said Sheila Duncan, owner of the Route 7 location, near the vicinity of Route 22.

"He had a gun. He waved the gun and told the cashier to open the drawer, then he took the money," said Duncan, noting she was concerned about the reaction of her 12 employees and for their safety. "I think about the kids and their parents," she said.

While declining to identify the clerk on duty at the time of the incident, Duncan said she was a "middle-aged woman," and that based on the way the suspect carried himself in the surveillance footage, he is approximately between 30 to 40 years old.

His face was covered with a scarf, and he wore a dark, hooded sweatshirt during the robbery, which took place while customers were in line at the nearby Dunkin' Donuts.

"I really think it was someone who's very familiar with our location," said Duncan. "Maybe even someone who frequents the store."

The suspect is believed to have driven away in a red Subaru. If anyone has information, they should contact the Rensselaer County Sheriff.

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