Franklin police look for armed gas station robber

(Franklin Police Department Photo)

FRANKLIN, Ind. (WISH) — Franklin police say a man entered a gas station Friday morning and robbed it at gunpoint.

The crime happened at the Phillips 66 station on East Jefferson Street.

“He told him, ‘Give me my money otherwise I will shoot you,'” said Sunny Singh, the owner of the station. “‘I was really scared.'”

The clerk who was robbed told police that the man pointed a gun at him while demanding the money. The owner says to save his life he handed over about $250.

“He told him to, ‘Give me all the money,’ and whatever he got in the drawer and he just gave him all the money,” said Singh.

After the robbery the suspect ran away on East Jefferson Street in an unknown direction.

The owner described him as a thin white man, about 5 foot 6 inches tall. He was wearing dark clothes and a mask

“We’re still looking for a suspect at this time,” said Detective Ray Tice with Franklin Police.

Moments after the robbery there was a crash on Interstate 65. A man, fitting the description, fled the scene. Chopper 8 was overhead as Franklin Police, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Indiana State Police searched

“We’re investigating the possibility that it could be connected to it. There was a similar description of the person who left the scene of an accident possibility that it could be the same person but we’re also looking at each case as a separate entity right now,” said Tice.

No goods were taken in the robbery, and as for the money it was insured, so it’s possible they’ll get it back.

The store clerk wasn’t hurt.

Franklin Police are asking you to contact them at 317-736-5111 if you know anything.

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