Robbers With Rifle, Knife Hold Up Gas Station at I-95 Truck Stop

Police are searching for two men who robbed a gas station at an Interstate 95 truck stop in North Stonington at gun- and knifepoint early Thursday morning.

Police said the robbers, clad in black, walked into the gas station at the exit 93 truck stop around 1 a.m. Thursday. One held a knife and went around behind the counter. He demanded money from the cash register while the second robber held two clerks at gunpoint.

The perpetrators got away with a "small amount" of cash and may have left the area in a black SUV or van, according to state police.

Authorities are asking for help identifying the robbers.

Police said the knife-wielding robber stands about 6 feet tall and 140-150 pounds. He was wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood pulled up over his head, along with black high-water pants and blue sneakers.

The robber carrying a rifle is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. Police said he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, brown shoes and a black bandanna over his nose and mouth. He was carrying a small rifle.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Connecticut State Police Eastern District Major Crime Squad at 860-848-6530 or Troop E at 860-848-6530.

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