Meadville state police are investigating yet another armed robbery at a Crawford County bar — this one about 1:50 a.m. Monday in Venango Township.
Police said a thin, light-skinned black man, between 5 feet 10 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall, walked into the Double D Bar with a shotgun in hand and fired one round into the ceiling before demanding money.
Police said no one was injured and the man fled the scene with about $350.
Police said the suspect was wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt with an 8-ball on the chest, white shorts and white high-top shoes. He was also wearing a bandana or ball cap. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information can call Crawford County Crimestoppers at 1-800-472-8477 or Meadville state police at (814) 332-6911.
Third robbery in 10 days
Monday morning’s incident was the third armed robbery in Crawford County in the last 10 days.
Early in the morning July 21, a black man described as between 25 and 35 years old and about 6-feet tall with a medium build, robbed the Owl’s Nest Bar on routes 6 and 19 in Saegertown at about 2:30 a.m. with a shotgun.
In that incident, police said the suspect, as in Monday morning’s robbery, fired a shot into the ceiling before demanding money from the cash register.
After obtaining the money, police said the man fled in an unknown direction.
Three bar employees were in the establishment at the time of the incident, but nobody was injured, police said. Police did not indicate how much money was taken.
A suspect fitting the exact same description from the July 21 robbery attempted to do the same the following morning at Nate’s Bar and Grill on Route 19 in Cochranton.
In that incident, the suspect entered Nate’s Bar and Grill brandishing a shotgun.
The owner of a Cochranton bar says one of his customers grabbed the robber’s shotgun and chased the man away.
Nate Stritzinger, owner of Nate’s Bar and Grill, said the suspect put a money bag on the bar after firing one shot into the ceiling. He fired a second shot over the head of his bar manager after she told the robber, “We don’t do that here,” when he demanded money.
That’s when Stritzinger says his customer grabbed the gun and chased away the robber.
There were two employees and two patrons in the bar at the time, but nobody was injured, police said.
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