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Man arrested in Athens robbery investigation

Published: Jul. 10, 2020 at 12:32 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 10, 2020 at 5:50 PM EDT
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ATHENS, Ohio - (WTAP) - UPDATE: 7/10/20 6 P.M.

Athens Police arrested a man on Friday in connection with a robbery that occurred Thursday evening at the Go Mart store on W. Union Street.

Kermit C. Cole, 40, of The Plains, is being held in connection with the robbery.

Police said a man with a gun entered the store about 8 p.m. Thursday and then fled in a white Ford Escape before officers arrived.

The Athens County Sheriff’s Office and the Athens County Special Response Team assisted in Cole’s arrest.

Police have not released additinonal information about his arrest or said what charge or charges he could be facing.

ORIGINAL STORY: 7/10/20

Athens police are looking for a man in connection with a robbery at a Go-Mart convenience store and gas station.

Authorities responded to the store at 707 W. Union Street about 8 p.m. Thursday after a man allegedly entered the business and showed a handgun to an employee, police said.

The man is thinly built with a buzzed haircut and tattoos on each arm, police said. He was a wearing blue shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes with blue and black markings.

He fled in a white 2010′s model Ford Escape, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Athens City Police.

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