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Police say man attempts hold-up at Philipsburg-area gas station

A Philipsburg-area gas station was the scene of an attempted armed robbery early Friday.

According to state police at Clearfield, an unknown man entered the Fuel On in Chester Hill, Clearfield County, around 5:58 a.m. He then pulled out a gun and ordered the clerk to give him all of the store’s money.

When the 66-year-old woman told him she was not able to give him any money, he fled south on Walton Street, police said.

The man is described as five feet, six inches tall, with a stocky build. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt, black gloves and blue jeans, and carried a small black gun.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at Clearfield at 857-3800.

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