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Clerk’s hands were taped together in brazen crime

Patrick Parkinson, Of the Record staff

Two men used a pistol and butcher knife Friday night to rob the 7-Eleven at the Blue Roof Market, 4575 N. Silver Springs Drive.

"We received a call of a hold-up alarm just shortly after 11 p.m. last night," said Detective Ron Bridge, a spokesman for the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

No injuries were reported. But the robbers taped together the store employee’s hands and they took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register, Bridge said.

"The clerk was bound with duct tape with their hands behind their back," Bridge said in a telephone interview Saturday. "It was a traumatic, violent event."

The faces of the men were disguised with masks. They also wore hooded sweatshirts and gloves, according to Bridge.

Deputies were on scene and had cordoned off a perimeter around the store within minutes of dispatchers receiving the call from the alarm company, he explained.

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Fresh tracks were located in the snow and a dog was used to track the suspects to nearby State Road 224, he said.

"Right near the bus stop it appears these guys found a ride or had a vehicle waiting," Bridge said.

Investigators do not have a detailed description of the men who robbed the store, he said.

Video surveillance was obtained, but "nothing that would identify them," Bridge said, adding, "It is definitely an ongoing investigation."

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Summit County Sheriff’s Office at (435) 615-3500.