Dunkin’ Donuts robbed

JOHNSTOWN – Authorities are looking for a person who robbed the Dunkin’ Donuts shop Wednesday night on Second Avenue Extension in the town of Johnstown.

The owner of the shop, Sarah Mustafa, said the robber had a gun, grabbed a Dunkin’ Donuts employee in the parking lot of the shop, forced her back into the store and emptied a money drawer.

Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey, however, said the robber came into the store at 10:14 p.m., displayed a black handgun and demanded money. The sheriff said an employee emptied the register into a bag and the suspect fled on foot.

No one was injured, a news release from the Sheriff’s Department said. No arrest was made as of this afternoon.

Employees reported the robber was dressed in tan pants, a black hoodie and a full face mask, the news release said.

Mustafa said the robbery occurred as the store was closing for the day. Mustafa said the employee went outside to get something from her car when the assailant grabbed her and brought her inside the shop.

Mustafa this morning said she did not yet know how much was stolen from the register.

Mustafa said two employees were at the scene.

Security cameras captured the robbery on tape, she said, and the Sheriff’s Department has the tapes.

Mustafa said the employee who was in the parking lot was shocked by the incident.

“She’s shaken up. I had to replace her for today,” Mustafa said. “I gave her the rest of the week off.”

Dunkin’ Donuts closes the lobby at 10 p.m., Mustafa said, but a door was propped open at the time of the robbery. The shop, which is just outside Gloversville city limits, was open today.

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident with the help of the Gloversville Police Department and state police.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department at 736-2100.