Thursday, December 28, 2017

UPDATE: Police Seek Info About Minerva Armed Robbery

Mammy and Pops General Store Minerva courtesy Adirondack Atlas

Update from the State Police 2:55 pm, Thurs:  “State Police are attempting to identify a possible vehicle and its occupants that may have been involved in the robbery on December 26, 2017, at approximately 10:15 a.m. A tentative description on the vehicle is a white or off-white Ford Mustang or Dodge Charger.

“State Police also ask that anyone who was in the area around the time the robbery occurred to contact them. This includes anyone with a dash camera, any delivery workers, trash haulers, or log truck drivers, to name a few, who may have passed through the area that morning or made a stop at or near the business.”

“Also, anyone who may have observed a female with dark-colored jogger’s clothing in the Minerva area around the time of the robbery or anyone who has found a large amount of pennies in the area following the robbery is asked to call.

“Calls should be made to State Police in Lewis at (518) 873-2750.”

The New York State Police units responded to the report of an armed robbery at Mammy and Pop’s General Store on Route 28N in Minerva around 10 am Tuesday.  According to a statement issued to the press at that time:

The preliminary investigation established that a suspect armed with a dark colored handgun entered the store and demanded money from the clerk.  The suspect struck and assaulted the clerk with the handgun during the robbery and fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of currency.  The clerk was transported to Glens Falls Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained during the robbery.”

State Police are describing the suspect as a white female, approximately six feet tall, slender build with blonde or light brown hair, wearing a black colored ski mask, black sweatshirt, black sweatpants and dark-colored sneakers. 

Anyone who saw anything suspicious or who has any information concerning this robbery can contact the New York State Police at (518) 873-2750.  The Essex County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Environmental Conservation Police are also assisting with the investigation.

Photo of Mammy and Pops General Store Minerva courtesy Adirondack Atlas.

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One Response

  1. Dave Gibson says:

    I’m so very sorry to learn of this cruel, traumatic invasion of Mammy and Pops and injuries sustained. The store is always a welcome stop between North Creek and Newcomb.

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