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Robbery suspect killed in shoot-out with police

Allentown / Whitehall

Whitehall Police responded to a hold-up alarm at the Wild Cherry Mini-market / Whitehall Pharmacy at 4117 Main Street around 8:15AM Sunday. Officers found a clerk shot during the robbery.

Police put out an “attempt-to-locate” to area police departments for a white Ford pick-up truck that was used during two other armed robberies in the township.  The perp was described as a white male, 185 pounds driving the white truck shown in our video.

Minutes later, Allentown Police spotted the vehicle and a pursuit ensued. The pick-up crashed into 2 A.P.D cruisers on 19th Street near Green Street.

Police fired more than 20 shots into the truck killing the suspect.  Whitehall and South Whitehall assisted Allentown P.D. on 19th Street.  Pennsylvania State Police Forensic Unit assisted Whitehall at the shooting scene on Main Street.

The condition of the store clerk is unknown at the time of this writing.