State Police Arrest Suspect In Armed Robbery At Fayette Co. Convenience Store

SOUTH UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – State police have arrested a suspect who held up a convenience store in Fayette County.

State police say the Circle K on Hopwood Fairchance Road in South Union Township was robbed around 5:16 a.m.

They say it appears a vehicle dropped the suspect off. Once inside the convenience store, the suspect allegedly whipped out a firearm and “racked a round” to show the clerk the firearm was real.

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The clerk handed over $280, police say, and the suspect took off on foot.

Officials identified the suspect as Jackie Lee Murphy.

Murphy ran towards Reservoir Road, where police believe the same vehicle that dropped the suspect off was there to serve as a getaway car.

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At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a camouflage hoodie with the hood pulled up.