Police wouldn’t release information about staffing or whether there were customers in the Plattsburgh location when the robbery took place.
In both cases, the suspects escaped with an undisclosed amount of money and fled in dark-colored vehicles. A witness in the Peru Stewart’s parking lot said that car might have been black and had an after-market spoiler on the back.
The man who robbed the Plattsburgh store, located at Cumberland Head Corners near an interchange to Interstate 87, was seen driving south on Route 9 toward the City of Plattsburgh, police said Wednesday.
The Stewart’s Shop was open Wednesday afternoon; an employee who answered the phone couldn’t comment on the robbery.
Police were hoping motorists who were in the area of the Cumberland Head Stewart’s between 5 and 5:30 a.m. might have seen suspicious activity that could be related to the robbery.
Davison said store clerks who are victims to a robbery should always cooperate with the culprit.
But, if possible, “take complete notice of the description of the person” and the vehicle and plate number.
STILL FEEL SAFE
Customers going in and out of the Cumberland Head Stewart’s interviewed by the Press-Republican Wednesday afternoon hadn’t yet heard about the robbery, but they weren’t that concerned about safety once they knew.
A couple of them thought the two Stewart’s robberies could be attributed to the lack of jobs in the area and the sluggish economy.
“It’s a shame,” Priscilla Reed of Plattsburgh said. “I’m sure it’s due to the economy. People are lacking money.”
“They haven’t got any work,” Etta LaValley of West Chazy said.
She was surprised to hear there had been two convenience-store robberies in the North Country in just over a week.