Springfield police seek help ID’ing Speedway robber

Springfield police are looking for the man who robbed the Speedway gas station on South Burnett Road early Wednesday morning.

Police say the suspect walked in the store just after midnight, pointed a gun at a store employee and demanded money.

In a 9-1-1 call obtained by the News-Sun, the employee tells a dispatcher, “He just said open up the drawer and give it to me.”

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It’s unclear how much cash the robber got away with, but the employee said he ran off down Lexington Avenue.

Two employees weren’t hurt during the robbery, and there weren’t any customers in the store.

Springfield Police Division Detective Dan DeWine said the entire exchange lasted 30 seconds.

“The uniform officers when they arrived — they go around the area down side streets, alleys, everything — looking for possible evidence that may have been dropped,” he said.

Officers didn’t find anything in the neighborhood surrounding the Speedway, but they were focusing on other pieces of evidence like surveillance video and spots in the store where the robber may have left fingerprints.

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DeWine says the suspect is described as a male who was wearing a blue jacket, dark blue pants or jeans and a black ski mask.

He was also wearing a glove on one hand that was holding a black handgun.

If anyone has information about the robbery, call the Springfield Police Information Officer at 937-324-7685 or the Command Officer at 937-324-7716. Tips can be submitted anonymously.

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