‘Do you want to die?’ Police investigate robbery at Springfield gas station

Springfield police are investigating a robbery that was reported early Monday morning at Speedway on South Burnett Road.
Springfield police are investigating a robbery that was reported early Monday morning at Speedway on South Burnett Road.

Police are investigating a robbery that was reported early Monday morning at a gas station.

Officers were dispatched around 1 a.m. to Speedway, 405 S. Burnett Road, in response to a hold up alarm, according to a Springfield police report.

When police arrived, an employee told them the suspect entered the store carrying what he believed to be a gun.

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“The suspect pointed the gun at him and started yelling at him to give him the money. Suspect advised (the employee), “I’ll shoot you. Do you want to die?” the report says.

The employee then began emptying the cash register as the suspect came around the counter to also empty the cash register.

“The suspect grabbed an undetermined amount of money and fled on foot northbound from the store,” the report says.

While looking for the suspect, officers found a dollar bill in the alley next to Lexington Avenue, the report says.

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According to the report, the suspect is described as a man in his 20s or 30s, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds and has face tattoos. He was wearing a black hoodie with a stripe on the back, black pants, black shoes and green gloves.

No other suspect or witness information was available.

Springfield police continue their investigation into this robbery.