Springfield gas station robbed Friday morning


A Springfield gas station was robbed Friday morning at gunpoint, according to a police report.

Speedway, at 1314 E. Main St., was held up at around 2 a.m., the report says. No arrests have been made at this time.

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Police began their investigation when they were called to the scene for an aggravated robbery, the report says, and spoke to an employee who said she was cleaning the store when the suspect came in.

“The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded, ‘give me the money!’,” the report says. “(The employee) stated that she walked behind the counter as the suspected followed.”

The employee opened the register and the suspect allegedly took cigarettes, the report says.

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“(The employee) handed the suspect an undetermined amount of U.S. currency and the suspect fled the store,” The report says.

There is video surveillance of the alleged robbery, the report says.

The Springfield News-Sun will continue to give updates as they are made available.



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