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Armed robbery suspect

The man who robbed a Lake George Mobil store Friday night is seen on surveillance.

LAKE GEORGE — Police believe the man who robbed a Route 9N convenience store at gunpoint Friday night had a vehicle waiting for him in a nearby parking lot and walked to the store before holding it up.

A man wearing a mask and toting a handgun held up the Mobil store just off Exit 21 of the Northway, making off with a few hundred dollars. The female clerk was not hurt.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office believes the robber fled to a getaway vehicle that was parked at a nearby business, but where he went from there has not been determined.

Police said the man walked into the store and displayed what appeared to be a handgun around 8:20 p.m. He looted the cash register as the clerk backed away.

Warren County sheriff’s Lt. Steve Stockdale said a police dog tracked the man to the Adirondack Mountain Club parking lot a few hundred yards northwest of the store, at the corner of Route 9N and Goggins Road.

The dog lost the track there, which has led police to believe that the thief got in a vehicle, Stockdale said. No evidence or witnesses could be found as to what type of vehicle, though.

“We didn’t locate any forensic evidence there in the parking lot,” Stockdale said.

The suspect was described as a tall, slender male. He was wearing a dark colored jacket, jeans and a white mask that fully covered his face.

Police are trying to locate surveillance cameras in the area that would show the vehicle, and asked that anyone who may have been in the area around 8:20 p.m. and noticed vehicles or suspicious activity contact them at 518-743-2500. Sheriff’s Investigator Ed Affinito is heading the investigation.

Stockdale said investigators have not learned of any other similar recent robberies in the region.

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Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on poststar.com/app/blogs.

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