Gas station robber spotted on surveillance camera

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Police have asked for the public’s help to identify a suspect in the Sunday robbery of a north-side gas station.

A surveillance camera caught an image of the suspect in the Eddie's Marathon robbery that happened around 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.
A surveillance camera caught an image of the suspect in the Eddie’s Marathon robbery that happened around 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.

Police were called to Eddie’s Quick Mart in the 4200 block of N. Clinton Street, near Coliseum Blvd., just before 11 p.m. There, a clerk told police that a white man with a bandana over his face and armed with a handgun had robbed the store.

The clerk said the man told him several times he wasn’t going to hurt him, but ordered him to put money in a bag. The suspect the told the clerk he was sorry before he ran off through a back door of the business, the report said.

The suspect, described as a man with a bandana over his face and armed with a gun, was last seen running from the store. He was described as a white man in his late 20s or early 30s, clothed in a gray or dark hoodie and jeans.

On Thursday, police released surveillance images of the suspect with his face uncovered. The suspect reportedly came from behind the store and peeked in the front window a couple times without his face covered before he went into the store with the cloth over his face, police said.

Anyone with any information on the suspect or the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP (436-7867).

A surveillance camera caught an image of the suspect in the Eddie's Marathon robbery that happened around 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.
A surveillance camera caught an image of the suspect in the Eddie’s Marathon robbery that happened around 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.