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Rome police search for suspect in auto parts theft

Rome police are asking for the public’s help after a man allegedly robbed an auto parts store last week.

The Rome Police Department says patrol officers were dispatched to the Advance Auto Parts store located at 516 Erie Boulevard West at approximately 8:54 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2022 after being called about an ongoing robbery.

Upon arrival, the RPD said a victim at the store said a suspect described as a white male between 5’8″ and 5’10” wearing “all camouflage, a black face mask and carrying a backpack red back” had entered the store. According to police, the suspect “then brandished a silver handgun and left the store with the cash drawer and an undisclosed amount of cash.”

No injuries or gunshots were reported during the incident.

Police did not say if there was any video available at the store.

The Rome Police Department is asked to consult nearby residents and business owners to verify the suspect’s presence. Anyone with information that may be useful to the investigation is asked to contact the Rome Police Department’s TIP Line at: (315) 339-7744or Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at: 1(866)730-8477 or online at: with all information. All calls can be kept private.

[EDITOR’S NOTE:   This post is for informational purposes and is based largely on information received from the Rome Police Department.  At the time of this posting no additional information is available.]

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