Gas Station Owner Offers Reward For Suspect Who Robbed His Store

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MADISON, Ala.(WHNT)-The owner of a Madison gas station that was robbed Wednesday night is offering a $1,000 cash reward for information that leads to the suspect's arrest.

Santosh Pohkrel told WHNT News 19 he rushed to the Phillips 66 store on Hughes Road just minutes after the robbery and immediately started combing through surveillance video from inside the store. A lone clerk who was inside the store by himself was not hurt by the masked gunman, who took an unspecified amount of money from the cash register. Pohkrel said the images made his blood boil, and is hoping the money he's offering will lead the suspect's friends or family members to turn him in.

"I'm angry, you can make a living working right and you don't have to do that," said Pohkrel. "It's a nice Christmas gift. $1,000, cash, all hundred-dollar bills...we just have to stop him. He may go and hurt someone else tomorrow if we can't stop this guy."

Pohkrel said a logo on a black ball cap the suspect wore may be the key to quick cash. It starts with an "A", but the rest is unclear.

Madison police say the suspect is a black male, approximately 5'9 and 175 pounds. He was wearing a dark blue hoodie, black hat and jeans at the time of the robbery, and left the store on foot.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Madison Police Department.

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