Police investigate armed robbery at Athens gas station

ATHENS, Ala. – The Athens Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday night around 9:15 at the J-Mart Marathon gas station on Hwy 72 at Hine Street.

Surveillance photo courtesy of the Athens Police Department

Surveillance photo courtesy of the Athens Police Department

Authorities say the robber was a man, armed with a handgun and he fled with a small amount of cash before officers could respond.

Police released a surveillance video where you can see the suspect.

If you have any information about this crime, contact Det. Kelly Fussell at 256-233-8700.