Toledo police are investigating a pair of robberies at city gas stations, both of which involved a lone bandit who was masked and armed.
At 5:03 a.m. Monday, Circle K, 1235 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd., was robbed, police said. The suspect went into the store, behind the counter, and repeatedly demanded the clerk open the register. During the robbery, the suspect had a gun, at hip level, pointed at the clerk, according to a police report. Once the cash drawer was open, the suspect took $54 cash and fled.
The suspect is described in a police report as black, 6 feet tall, and weighing 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red zip-up hooded sweatshirt, black mask, gray T-shirt, light blue jeans, and gray shoes with red laces.
Friday, at 11:42 p.m., Sunoco Stop & Go, 4411 Heatherdowns Blvd., was robbed, police said.
A clerk told officers that a man came into the store with a gun, went behind the counter, and ordered the clerk to put cash into a knit winter hat. The clerk complied and the suspect fled southbound behind the store, police said. A complete description of the suspect was not available.
Police said the gas station robberies are not related to the recent string of carryout robberies, although one suspect, Leroy Alcorn, remains on the lam.
Police believe Alcorn, 24, who is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of felonious assault, is no longer in the Toledo area. He is described by police as 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.
Police ask that anyone with information about the robberies or Alcorn’s whereabouts call the Crime Stopper program at 419-255-1111. Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.
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