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Guy in Clown Mask Holds Up Chester County Gas Station

A man dressed as a clown used a gun to rob a Sunoco gas station in Chester County. (Published Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015)

There was no clowning around early Tuesday morning as a masked, armed robber pointed a gun at a Chester County gas station clerk.

The caught-on-camera heist played out around 4:10 a.m. inside the Sunoco on Kimberton road in West Pikeland Township, said Pennsylvania State Police.

The robber, wearing a clown mask with bright-orange hair, pointed a semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded money, said police.

The robber – a man standing between 5-foot, 10-inches and 6-foot tall and weighing between 180 to 200 pounds who wore all black with the exception of the mask and the white or gray stripe down the side of his pants – fled down State Route 401 after the heist, said police.

Police asked anyone with information on the robbery to call the Embreeville Barracks at 610-486-6280.