State police are searching for two men who committed an armed robbery at the BP Mart on 2030 Albany Post Road in Montrose today, shortly before 1 a.m.
The robbery took place at about 12:49 a.m when two men entered the store and pistol whipped the store clerk several times with a handgun, according to investigators. The suspects then took an undetermined amount of cash and cigarettes before fleeing the scene.
The men were last seen running north, toward Maiden Lane.
The store clerk was treated at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center for injuries to his head and face. He was later released from the hospital.
Police described the suspects as two black men. One of the men wore a dark-colored, bubble winter type jacket with blue jeans and sneakers. The other suspect wore a dark-colored, hoodie type jacket with blue jeans and sneakers.
The robbers used hoods and ski masks to their faces, according to police. Police ask anyone with information to call them at 914-737-7171. All calls will be kept confidential.