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Mentor Police Looking For Man Who Robbed Shell Gas Station

Suspect may be same man who robbed gas station in Willoughby the same day

Mentor Police are looking for a man who robbed a at gunpoint Sunday morning.

At 4:07 a.m., a man came into the station at 7408 Mentor Ave. He had a black handgun and he demanded money from the clerk, Mentor Police Lt. Ken Zbiegien said.

The clerk gave him money from the register, as well as Newport cigarettes and Black & Mild cigars, and the suspect ran away on foot.

The victim described the robber as a black man, wearing a black baseball cap, a black bandanna across his face, a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

He was about five feet, 11 inches in height with a thin build.

Almost immediately after the Mentor robbery, a Shell gas station in Willoughby was robbed.

Zbiegien said the two robberies could be connected.

"There is a possibility it is the same suspect," he said.

Anyone with information regarding the Mentor robbery is encouraged to call the Mentor Detective Bureau at 440-974-5763.

Mentor Police have posted more photos of the robber on their Facebook page.

Karen Ayers-ward August 28, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Drugs are running wild in our society! we need to do something about it!
derp herpson August 28, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Rehabilitation is the answer, criminals can be reformed but most people see punishment and increasing the scope of the drug war as the answer despite its obvious failure.

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