Springfield man accused of using knife to rob gas station

8:16 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 Crime

A Springfield man is facing charges after he allegedly robbed a gas station with a knife earlier this week.

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Anthony D. Marshall, 38, pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery charges in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday morning. Bond was set at $20,000.

Springfield Police Division officers were called to the Speedway gas station in the 1200 block of West North Street for a panic alarm on Tuesday. Dispatchers told officers the man used a knife to rob the store and left on foot, according to a report.

An employee told police it was the same person who had been in the store when officers were there for a different theft call earlier. The man told an employee he was waiting on a ride and had been in the store for about an hour.

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After officers left and a co-worker went to clean restrooms, the man approached the employee at the coffee bar and allegedly placed a 3-inch silver pocket knife on her back. He told her he was going to need all the cash from the register, the report said. She placed the money in a plastic bag and he fled on foot.

While he was in the store, the man allegedly threw personal papers away that the name Anthony or Tony Marshall on them. Police used the papers to identify the man and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Marshall was taken into custody at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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