Police: Same Person Robbed Madison Gas Station Twice In One Week
MADISON, Ala.(WHNT)-Two robberies within three days at a Madison gas station, and police have confirmed both crimes were committed by the same robber.
Authorities said the unidentified robber who hit the Phillips 66 on Hughes Road last Wednesday was back again Saturday evening. Surveillance video of Saturday’s robbery obtained by WHNT News 19 shows the person even wore the same outfit in both robberies, minus a pair of pants that was different the second time.
Madison police said they’ve received several leads, but have yet to confirm the person’s identity he is. Investigators tell us a black ball cap the person wore in both holdups may be recognizable to his friends or family. It bears a logo that starts with “A”, but the rest is unclear.
Store owner Santos Pohkrel said surveillance images confirm that the person came from a wooded area behind the store on both occasions. The images show the person pointing a pistol to store clerks on both occasions before taking off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
“I guess he really needs the money, he keeps coming back,” said Pohkrel. “I hope he’s not coming back again…That time of evening we get pretty busy, and this time [Saturday night] we had a customer in the store. He [the accused robber] walked right in when the customer was right there, so he’s pretty brave.”
Pohkrel said the $1,000 cash reward he put out after the first robbery still stands. He said the store will continue to operate on normal hours, and with its trademark sense of humor.
“He [the accused robber] can just call himself, maybe he’ll get the reward,” Pohkrel joked.
Call Madison police if you have any information in this case.