Two Men Hold Circle K Clerk at Gunpoint, Steal Money

Information provided by the Fairlawn Police Department.

On July 24, a gas station clerk called around midnight to report he had just been held at gunpoint and the station had been robbed, according to a police report.

The clerk said two black men were involved: one man (Suspect 1) had a white T-shirt over his face, the other (Suspect 2) had a black T-shirt covering his, the report said. Suspect 1 had a long-barreled handgun and Suspect 2 had a crowbar.

The clerk was standing inside the station when he looked out the window and saw Suspect 1 pointing the gun at him. The clerk made a move to run and lock the store doors, but the men were able to gain entry, the report said.

The men ordered the clerk to lock the doors and empty the registers, which he did. The men made him move or cut down security cameras and they took the store phone while they went through the rest of the store, the report said.

Suspect 1 tried to bust open the ATM in the store but was unsuccessful. Suspect 2 used his crowbar to pry open a filing cabinet that contained petty cash and lottery tickets.

The men were last seen running across West Market Street toward , but were not found. Suspect 2 left his crowbar in the store and police found the phone they took. Both were sent to a lab for fingerprinting, said Fairlawn police Chief Kenneth Walsh.

Police are still investigating and there are no suspects, Walsh said.

Sharon Copley July 27, 2012 at 02:57 PM
I feel sorry for this clerk. It had to be a harrowing experience. Too bad the doors do not have a feature to be locked automatically from a push button at the counter. Businesses like this really need to think more about better security measures for their employees.


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