Robber fires shots in BP gas station heist

The man who robbed a BP gas station on Shoup Mill Road in Harrison Twp. just after 10 p.m. Saturday night fired three shots into the ceiling of the business before fleeing the scene, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The man held the store attendant at gunpoint while demanding money from the cash register, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies say after the suspect took the cash register drawer he fired three shots into the ceiling of the station before fleeing southbound on North Main Street.

Shortly after the robbery was reported, police responded to the scene of a crash on North Main Street and Fernwood Avenue where they found clothing matching the description of the suspect involved in the robbery and a cash till. Officers say the driver of the car fled the crash before their arrival.

The sheriff’s office says the robbery remains under investigation as they continue to look for the man involved.

FIRST REPORT

Two simultaneous armed robberies were reported tonight at gas stations in Harrison Twp.

A man with a knife held up Sunoco at 2001 Needmore Road at 10:10 p.m. The suspect, described as a man in his 20s with tattoos wearing dark clothing, fled the scene in a black 2013 Toyota Corolla with a Colorado license plate. He was last seen headed west on North Dixie Drive, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

A man armed with a gun held up a BP station at 110 Shoup Mill Road at 10:11 p.m. The suspect was described as a man in his 20s or 30s who stood about 5 feet 8 inches with glasses and a beard. He fled on foot south on Main Street, the sheriff’s office said.

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