Lebanon’s Little Store Robbed by Armed Man; Police Seek Suspect

Police continued to search yesterday for man who brandished a handgun and robbed the Little Store in downtown Lebanon on Friday evening.

Multiple detectives were searching for the suspect in the robbery of the downtown store, Sgt. Michael Roberts said.

Police said a white man entered the School Street store around 7:30 p.m. and pointed a handgun at the lone clerk working behind the counter The man demanded money, and the clerk cooperated.

The man left the store, walking south on School Street, toward the green.

The suspect is approximately 6 feet tall, medium build, wearing a black ski mask, black gloves, black pants and black footwear.

While they cannot be sure, police believe the gun was real, Roberts said. No one was injured in the incident.

Yesterday, routine seemed to be returned to the beloved store. A group of people sat at the picnic table outside, and regulars dropped in to check on the employees.

A clerk yesterday declined to comment, but said the employee who was robbed had recently been hired.

The convenience store has been a mainstay in Lebanon for decades, though it has been bought and sold several times and occasionally closed.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lebanon police at 603-448-1212.