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Clerk Stabbed During Gas Station Robbery in Germantown

August 24, 2016

Montgomery County Police have released surveillance video of a robbery of a gas station in Germantown in which the clerk was stabbed last week. Police are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect.

   Detectives from the Major Crimes Division are investigating a robbery of a Sunoco gas station that occurred on Monday night, August 15 at about 9:00 pm at the Sunoco gas station convenience store at 18001 Mateny Road in Germantown. During the robbery, the suspect stabbed a clerk with a knife. Investigators are releasing surveillance video of the robbery and are asking that anyone with information about the crime or the suspect to come forward to police.

   Police said that on August 15 at about 9:07 pm, the Montgomery County Emergency Services call center received a 911 call for a robbery that had just occurred at the Sunoco gas station located at 18001 Mateny Road. Officers responded to the address and located a 58-year-old clerk suffering from a stab wound to his torso and a slash wound to his face.  The employee was transported to the hospital for treatment of his non-life-threatening injuries.

   Police said detectives have determined that the suspect entered the gas station and asked for cigarettes, presumably to cause the employee to turn his back to him. The suspect then vaulted the counter, produced a knife, and demanded money. A struggle between the suspect and clerk ensued, and the suspect stabbed the clerk in his torso and slashed his face with the knife. The suspect then forced the employee to open the cash register.  The suspect fled from the store after obtaining cash from the register.

   The following video shows the suspect stabbing the employee.  Although the video is edited, it may not be suitable for all audiences.

    The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s. He can be seen in the video wearing a two-toned gray hoodie, black pants, and black shoes with white on the side.

   Anyone with information about this robbery or this suspect is asked to call the Major Crimes Division at 240.773.5070.   For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s). Tipsters can call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

 

Captions:

Top: The Sunoco gas station and convenience store at 18001 Mateny Road in Germantown where a clerk was stabbed in the torso and slashed in the face before the suspect took the money from the register and fled the scene. Photo by Germantown Pulse.

Next: The suspect wearing a two-tone gray hoodie.

Next: The suspect in his hoodie holding a knife and threatening the 58-year-old clerk at the Sunoco convenience store, as the clerk holds his hands up.

Video: Surveillance video from the Sunoco store shows the struggle and the suspect stabbing the clerk and taking the money from the cash register.

Photos and video courtesy MCPD.

 

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