Police investigating armed robbery in Prospect

Police are seeking help to identify two suspects, pictured at left in the blue jacket and right in the maroon jacket, who robbed the Sunoco gas station on Waterbury Road in Prospect on Wednesday night. –CONTRIBUTED

PROSPECT — Two men robbed the Sunoco gas station on Waterbury Road at gunpoint Wednesday night.

Police responded to the gas station at 68 Waterbury Road at about 8:45 p.m. after receiving a panic alarm, a press release stated.

State police said two men walked into the gas station, and one of them pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The gun had numerous scratches on the slide, police said.

Police said the men stole over $100 from the clerk and about $800 worth of Newport cigarettes. They fled the store on foot toward Scott Road, police said. Police searched the area with canine teams but couldn’t locate the suspects.

No injuries were reported.

One suspect is a black man, between 6 feet and 6 feet, 2 inches tall, with a slim build in his late teens or early 20s, according to a description provided by police. He was wearing a maroon feather down jacket with the hood up, a scarf or a neck warmer around his face, and gloves, police said.

Police are seeking help to identify two suspects, pictured, who robbed the Sunoco gas station on Waterbury Road in Prospect on Wednesday night. –CONTRIBUTED

The other suspect is a black man in his late teens or early 20s. He is shorter and stockier than his accomplice, police said. He was wearing a dark-colored jacket, a two-tone color scarf covering his face, and gloves.

Anyone with information on the robbery or who thinks they can identify the suspects are asked to contact Troop I at 203-393-4200 ext. 3030 or text TIP711 with any information to 274637. All calls and texts will remain confidential.