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Surveillance photos show two suspects in the armed robbery of a Shell gas station in Elk Grove.

Elk Grove police seek suspects in gas station robbery

Published: Friday, May. 2, 2014 - 6:37 pm

Elk Grove police are asking the community’s help in identifying two suspects in the armed robbery of a gas station.

Two unidentified men entered the Shell station at 9190 E. Stockton Blvd. at 3:05 a.m. Wednesday and confronted an employee who was working inside, according to a Police Department news release. One of the suspects, who was armed with a handgun, walked the employee over to the register. A second suspect, armed with a shotgun, jumped over the counter and ordered the employee to open the register and place the money in a plastic bag held by the other suspect.

Fearing for her safety, the clerk complied, placing an undisclosed amount of money in the bag, police said.

The employee then was walked to a rear storage room and told to lie down on the floor. Once the employee was on the floor, the suspect with the shotgun closed the storage room door. The suspects then left with the money from the register.

The suspect armed with the shotgun was described as about 6 feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a black ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt, yellow gloves, black pants, and black and white shoes.

The other suspect, who was armed with the handgun, was described as 6 feet tall with a medium, wearing a black ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt with white writing across the front, blue and white gloves, dark sweatpants and slippers. The suspect’s race was not identified.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department’s detective bureau at (916) 470-8060, or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357. Callers to Crime Alert can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Tips also may be submitted via SMS text message by entering 274637 on a cell phone, followed by TIP732, the agency identification number, and the message.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.

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