May 30, 2023

Police: Would-be robber ID’d by bright blue eyes

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AVALON, Pa. (AP) — Police in a Pittsburgh suburb say a man’s bright blue eyes helped a convenience store clerk identify him as a would- be robbery.

Nineteen-year-old Conor McClelland, of Bellevue, is charged with walking into a Marathon Quik Serve gas station last week and demanding cash.

The clerk tells police she recognized McClelland as a regular customer — despite the fact that he was wearing a hoodie and a bandanna over his face — because of his distinctive blue eyes.

Avalon police Chief Thomas Kokoski says that McClelland ran away without any money and was hiding near a building where he was staying across the street from the store when police found him. The chief says McClelland also had drug paraphernalia.

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