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Mammy and Pop's General Store is seen in this undated photo. Police are looking for a robbery suspect who displayed a gun and left the store with cash Tuesday morning.

MINERVA — Multiple police agencies in Essex County were searching for a woman who State Police said robbed a family owned store and struck one of the owners with a gun Tuesday morning.

State Police said they were called to Mammy and Pop’s General Store for a reported robbery at 10:16 a.m. Tuesday.

A press release described the woman as being approximately 6 feet tall and Caucasian, with a slender build. She was described as having blond or light brown hair and wearing a black-colored ski mask, black sweatshirt, black sweatpants and dark sneakers.

State Police said a man, one of the store owners, was struck with the dark-colored handgun during the robbery and was transported to Glens Falls Hospital. His injuries were described as non-life threatening.

The store is better known locally as Murdie’s General Store and is at 1633 Route 28N.

According to State Police, the woman entered the store, displayed the gun, struck the clerk and fled on foot with an undetermined amount of money. State Police were still looking for the woman as of 3:30 p.m. and said they were pursuing several leads.

“We are searching up and down Route 28N,” said State Police BCI Capt. Robert LaFountain. “Hopefully, someone saw something and can call and help us.”

Uniformed state troopers, members of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the K9 unit were dispatched to the scene and were being assisted by the Essex County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Department of Environmental Conservation Police.

Anyone with information about the case can reach State Police at 518-897-2750.

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