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Maverick Store robbed at gun point

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Courtesy photo

This abandoned bicycle was found at the scene of the robbery.

At 4:40 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, a male entered the Maverick Country store at 2646 US Highway 310, Bridger. He pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. He left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. A bike that the suspect was seen riding when he arrived at the store was left in front of the business (see attached photo). The suspect was last seen running northbound along Highway 310 from the store.

The suspect is described as a white male, 18-25 years of age, height 5'10", average build, brown eyes, He was wearing a black ski mask, black coat and black pants.   

At 4:30 a.m. a passerby observed a light colored 2010-2015 Dodge Pickup with the tailgate down, parked along highway 310 just north of the Maverick Country Store. A person was seen walking south of the truck pushing a bicycle next to the highway. Anyone that may have been traveling by this location and observed this pickup or subject in the Bridger area during this time is encouraged to contact the Carbon County Sheriff's Office at 446-1234.

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