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* 76 Gas Station Robbed in Belmont, Employee Injured

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An employee at a Belmont gas station was injured in an armed robbery early Sunday morning, police said. Officers responded to a report of a robbery at a 76 gas station at 699 Ralston Avenue at about 2:10 a.m., according to the Belmont Police Department. A night attendant who had been outside doing some maintenance was walking back into the business when he was hit from behind and knocked to the ground, police said.

The victim told police that two suspects had ordered him to open the cash register. One was carrying a handgun, police said. The men then stole cash and fled on foot, according to police. The victim’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The armed suspect was described as a man in his 20s with a muscular build, about 6 feet tall and weighing around 200 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie and a ski mask. The second suspect was described as a man in his 20s with a medium build, weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a sweatshirt with gray sweatpants and a ski mask.

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