Armed robbery at Germantown gas station for 2nd time in recent months

CREATED Mar 6, 2013 - UPDATED: Mar 6, 2013

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GERMANTOWN - A gas station in Germantown has become the victim of an armed robbery for the second time in recent months.

Germantown Police say that the robbery happened just before 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the BP Station near the corner of North Pilgrim and West Mequon Roads.

"An employee reported a white male entering the store, armed with a small handgun, demanding money," Police Chief Peter Hoell tells Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Jodi Becker. "After he obtained the money, he fled eastbound on foot.  We suspect he had a vehicle parked in the area."

Hoell describes the suspect as 6' 0" to 6' 3", with a heavier build, wearing a black jacket, black gloves, tan carpenter style pants with a hammer loop, gray scarf and Adidas shoes with a white stripe. Police believe the suspect may have parked at a nearby clinic or bank.

He also said that someone with a similar description robbed the same place slightly more than a couple months ago.

"This same gas station had an armed robbery on Dec. 31 at approximately 6:30 p.m.," said Hoell. "At that time, the suspect was armed with a knife."

He also thinks that someone may have seen the suspect, because lots of people tend to congregate in that area.

"This is a fairly busy area of Germantown," Hoell added. "If anybody was in the area at that time and saw the vehicle parked possibly at the M&I Bank or at the Columbia St. Mary's clinic, give us a call."

Hoell asks you to call police if you have information at 262-253-7780.