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Man holds up local service station

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By David Giuliani

A man held up a local service station early Monday morning, leaving with an undisclosed amount of money, city police said.

The suspect was described as Hispanic, five feet, 6 inches tall and wearing a gray pullover and a black cloth around half of his face.

Police Chief Gary Gold said the man came in wielding a knife at 4:30 a.m. in the Sav-O-Mat service station at Fifth Street and University Avenue.

The man demanded money and then fled the store. The clerk wasn’t hurt during the robbery, Gold said.

Police said the robbery suspect left north on foot down Fifth Street.

Gold said the police haven’t received any reports of armed robberies recently, though he said the Sav-O-Mat service station has been held up before.