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Modesto police search for robbery suspect

Modesto police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery of a Modesto gas station Monday night.

A man with a handgun entered the Union 76 station on W. Orangeburg Avenue at Briggsmore Avenue off of Highway 99 shortly after 10 p.m. and demanded money, said Lt. Scott Blom of the Modesto Police Department. He said employees fully cooperated, handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the robber ran out the door. He is described by police as in his early 20s, black, about 6 feet, 200 pounds and as having been wearing dark clothing. Those with information are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 521-4636.