Columbia County Sheriff investigate X-tra Mart armed robbery

LIVINGSTON, N.Y. – The Columbia County Sheriff is investigating an armed robbery.

The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Blue Stores X-tra Mart, in the Town of Livingston.

The suspect, described to be a white male, displayed what appeared to be a black automatic hand gun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect was wearing a dark face mask, a hooded sweatshirt, and gloves.

The man fled the store on a small BMX style bicycle and headed east on County Route 8. Investigators believe he rode the bike to a waiting pickup truck down the road. Witnesses describe the vehicle as a red, full size, extended cab Ford F150 or Dodge Ram pickup.

Investigators are working with the Hudson Police as this robbery is similar to the one which occurred last Thursday on Green Street in the City of Hudson, according to authorities.

Anyone who may have witnessed the robbery or suspicious activity in the area is asked to contact the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at (518) 828-3344.

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