Circle K in Barton robbed at gunpoint

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BARTON — Police say someone robbed the Circle K in Barton early this morning.

At around 3:00 a.m. police responded to the gas station on Main Street for the report of an attempted armed robbery.

During the investigation, it was determined that an unknown white male entered the store brandishing a handgun, and demanded money from a store clerk.

The clerk, 52-year-old Lester Bousquet of West Burke, did not turn over any money and chased the robber from the store.

Police say no injuries were reported.

The suspect fled the scene in a grey Dodge Ram truck.

The investigation is ongoing at this time, and anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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