Crime

Man facing charges after taking cigarettes from Snappy’s, crashing into tree, police say

A Philipsburg man was arrested and charged Tuesday after fleeing an attempted robbery and crashing his vehicle into a tree, police say.

According to state police at Philipsburg, the man, whose name was not released, entered the Snappy’s convenience store at 604 N. Front St. at 11:15 a.m., jumped over the checkout counter and took three packs of cigarettes.

He allegedly also tried to take cash from the register, but was unable to open it.

The man then fled in an unknown direction in a Mazda3 sedan, according to police.

He was later located by police on state Route 504, where he crashed into a tree and was taken into custody.

The man was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, and was later transferred to UPMC Altoona.

Police say he will be charged with robbery.

The Snappy’s cashier was uninjured, according to police.

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