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Two gas stations robbed in Montcalm

The Montcalm County Sheriff Department is investigating robberies at two different gas stations in the county last week.

The first one occurred Tuesday, August 18, about 2:06 a.m. at the BP Gas station at 7990 South Sheridan Road in Fairplain Township. A white female reportedly entered the store wearing a hoodie and sunglasses, and threatened the cashier. Although no weapon was brandished, the cashier did see a weapon in the pocket of the suspect, and described it as having a black handle with screws. The robber received an undetermined amount of cash and fled through the front door. The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Rex tracked the suspect to a business lot just north of the scene, where the scent was lost.

The suspect is described as a white female, with a small frame, five-foot three-inches to five-foot five-inches in height, wearing a red hoodie and jeans.

The second robbery occurred two days later, August 20, at 3:38 a.m., at the Admiral Gas station, 6990 S. Greenville Road, in Eureka Township. A male wearing a ski mask confronted the clerk while she was outside the store. The robber took her by the arm and led her into the store behind the counter, to the cash register, which she opened. The clerk was told to stay down the floor and the robber took the money from the register. The robber then fled in an unknown direction. The clerk did not see a weapon. Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Rex was called to the scene but was unable to find a track.

The robber is described as a male, approximately five-foot 9-inches, slender build, wearing a ski mask, light-colored long sleeve shirt and gloves.
Anyone with info on either of these crimes should call the Sheriff Department at 989-831-7593.

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