Suspect pretends to have a gun during failed robbery attempt
By Ethan Smith
Published in News on March 17, 2017 1:20 PM
A man made off with a pack of Newport cigarettes after pretending to have a gun and demanding money from the Circle K gas station at 901 W. Grantham St. early Thursday morning, according to a police report.
The report said a white man wearing a blue hoodie and blue jeans approached the register at the gas station around 1:25 a.m. Thursday and asked for a pack of Newport cigarettes.
When the cashier scanned the cigarettes, the man put his hand in his hoodie pocket, acting like he had a gun, and demanded all the money in the register, the report said.
The cashier didn't believe the man had a gun, and asked him to leave the store, according to the report. He didn't so the cashier called 911. The man then swiped the pack of cigarettes and fled east in a car, the report said.
According to the report, the man only got away with the pack of Newport cigarettes.
He fled in a gold 1997 Lexus ES300, according to the report.
The report said the man is about 5 feet 5 inches tall, around 180 pounds and has short brown hair.
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