Lansford police are investigating the armed robbery of the Friendly Mart at 135 W. Patterson Street. The incident occurred at 8:43 p.m. Saturday when a lone male entered the business and demanded money. Police report the man was armed with a black handgun believed to be a semi-automatic. He was described as being thin, 5'8" - 5'10", wearing a dark blue sweatshirt with a hood, with an emblem on the front of the shirt, and dark jeans that were worn low, below the waist.
The male entered, brandishing a gun, and demanded money, police said. He then fled on foot across the parking lot, heading southwest toward Patterson and Centre streets.
Lansford police were assisted at the scene by officers from Coaldale, Nesquehoning and Summit Hill. Police requested the Lansford ambulance to the scene to evaluate the clerks who police described as visibly shaken.
Police said they hope to review videotapes from the store today.