Police searching for man wanted in downtown robbery

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ERIE, Pa. — Erie police are searching for a man following a robbery downtown Sunday afternoon.

Police said a man approached two Gannon University students around 2 p.m. near the corner of West Seventh and Sassafras streets and demand money.

The man showed the girls a handgun in his waistband and took their wallets. After not finding any money, he threw the wallets on the ground and took off toward West Seventh Street.

Police said the suspect is in his 30s with a brown beard and was wearing a ski mask at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Erie police.

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