Warren clerk ‘terrified’ after being robbed twice

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WARREN, Ohio (WKBN)- Warren Police are searching for a man who robbed a Circle K convenience store Tuesday.

Officers were called just after 8:30 p.m. to the 600 block of North Park Avenue.

Reports say that clerk Elizabeth Katona told police that a male suspect went to the cashier side of the store, pushed her out of the way, and grabbed money out of the register. Reports say that the suspect stole up to $70.

“He just grabbed all the bills out of the drawer. He had a big knife in his hand,” Katona said.

A witness told police that they, too, saw a knife in the suspect’s hand. The witness also told police that the suspect was wearing a ski mask and a black hoodie.

“It was really terrifying, especially after you know the guy done took off and run. I was shaking for like an hour. I was terrified,” Katona said. “I am terrified now to go back to work, but I have to. I have no choice.”

Katona has worked at the store for 18 years, and she was working when it was robbed years ago.

“I guess it comes with the jobs, but it’s sad because I just wish we could do our jobs and not have to be terrified all the time,” she said. “I can’t believe people would do that for a lousy bit of money.”

Police are still trying to identify the suspect in this latest robbery. Anyone with information should contact the Warren Police Department.

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