Robbery at Springfield Speedway leaves store clerk bleeding from nose

Springfield police are investigating a robbery that left a store clerk bleeding from the nose.

Law enforcement officers were called to the Speedway gas station Sunday evening on South Burnett Road at around 11 p.m., according to a police report.

“When officers arrived on scene we spoke with the reporting person who just started his shift at the gas station,” the report says. “(The man) was visibly upset, frightened over the incident that took place. (The victim) stood in the front of the store holding a rag over his nose that was bleeding.”

The clerk told police that the suspect was seen entering the store on foot from the north side of the property, the report says. The suspect ordered the clerk to the register while he had his hand in his jacket, as if he had a gun.

“The suspect stated ‘open the cash register before I shoot you’ and the reporting person opened the drawer, stepping away from the suspect,” the report says. “The suspect punched (the victim) in the face with a closed fist after grabbing cash from the cash register. After that, the suspect left the store out the front heading north towards East High Street.

The Springfield police said they were able to talk with a witness who collaborated the account and the general manager of the store arrived on scene to assist officers with collecting evidence.

No one has been arrested in connection to the robbery, according to the report. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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