Gunman robs George's Liquor Store in Pittsfield

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PITTSFIELD — Police are searching for a man who robbed a city liquor store at gunpoint Friday night.

The suspect walked into George's Liquor Store on Elm Street about 8:48 p.m., according to a statement released Saturday by Police Chief Michael Wynn.

The man produced a handgun and demanded the the two clerks give him money, the statement said, citing witness reports and a preliminary review of store surveillance video. He fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

Patrol officers, including a K-9 unit, tracked the suspect to the rear of a nearby business, where the trail ended.

The suspect is described as a black male, over 6 feet tall and approximately 200 pounds. He was dressed in all black clothing, including a baseball cap, wearing eyeglasses and appeared to have some facial hair. Store clerks did not recognize the suspect.

Anyone that may have been in the area of Elm Street and East Street near the time of the robbery is asked to contact the Pittsfield Police Detective Bureau at 413-448-9705. Tips can be left anonymously by telephone, by texting Tip411 and a message to PITTIP, or through the department's Facebook page.

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