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Restaurant owner robbed at knifepoint

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Police are searching for a man who robbed a Myerstown restaurant at knifepoint.

Authorities say that a man in a ski mask entered East China restaurant at around midnight Sunday morning. No one was at the counter at the time, and the man immediately opened the cash register and started taking money.

The owner of the restaurant saw the masked man and questioned him. The man then pointed a knife at the owner, who stepped back while the robber fled the scene on foot.

A patron of the restaurant ran after him and chased him into the Myerstown Borough area. However, the patron was unable to keep up with the robber and lost sight of him.

Police are still investigating this incident. Anyone with information may contact police at 717-865-2194.

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