Police Release Photos of Armed Robbers

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    Police Release Photos of Armed Robbers

    I posted the link in a thread about carrying in the house. Thought I'd add it here. It seems two armed perps broke into an apartment underneath a gas station/convenience store.

    Police Release Photos of Armed Robbers



    JACKSON TOWNSHIP

    Two robbers who pistol-whipped and shot a store manager at a gas station and convenience store Tuesday in the Poconos got away with only one case of cigarettes, according to state police.

    State police at Fern Ridge released surveillance photos of the robbers Wednesday that show two men in ski masks and gloves outside Country Gas and Convenience, a Shell gas station, on Route 715 in the Reeders section of Jackson Township.

    The store manager, Dinesh Grover, was shot in the chest when he confronted the two men around 2:40 a.m. Grover was taken to Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, in stable condition, state police said.

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    According to a news release from state police:

    The robbers entered a basement window that led to an apartment below the store, where Grover, his wife and 14-year-old son were sleeping. Police said one robber climbed through the window and then let the other in through a door.

    Grover's wife, awakened by the noise, sent her husband to investigate.

    One robber jumped Grover and pistol-whipped him, demanding to know where the store safe and cash were located. When Grover told them there was no money, he was shot in the upper right chest. Two more shots were fired, but they did not hit Grover, his wife or his son.

    State police said one robber was about 6feet tall and the other about 5-foot-1.

    The men fled within about five minutes of entering the store. State police said they do not have a description of their vehicle, but they are continuing to review surveillance tape and seeking witnesses.

    Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 570-646-2271.

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