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Sunnyside market Friday night target of armed robbery

Shots were fired into the air as an armed robber fled North Avenue Market late Friday night after holding up the cashier.

The market is located in the 700 block of North Avenue in Sunnyside.

Residents on North Avenue reported hearing four shots fired at 10:45 p.m. Friday night. Two minutes later a report of an armed robbery was reported, according to Sunnyside Police Department Capt. Phil Schenck.

According to Schenck, the suspect, who was last seen wearing a gray shirt, entered the market and displayed a firearm. He fled the market prior to when police arrived. The suspect was last seen driving away from the store, northbound on Cemetery Road in a gray, two-door Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Police found several bullet casings at the scene of the robbery.

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