Armed Robbery

Casper police officers look for footprints in an alley Sunday night while investigating an armed robbery at a gas station on the corner of 12th and Melrose streets. A man brandished a weapon around 9 p.m. and made away with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police.

Josh Galemore, Star-Tribune

A man robbed a Casper gas station on New Year’s Eve, fleeing on foot, according to police.

The man entered a Sinclair gas station at 12th and Melrose streets and brandished a gun around 9 p.m. After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the man ran from the gas station, Sgt. Dan Dundas said.

The gun was not fired during the robbery, which lasted a total of about 10 seconds, Dundas said.

Police described the suspect as a black man standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall with an average build.

The incident was the second armed robbery reported in Casper over the weekend. Wyoming Hot Wings on East 12th Street was robbed Friday night. The two businesses are about a half mile apart.

The same gas station was the site of an armed robbery in late November. Dundas said there is no reason to believe that the New Years Eve robbery is connected to either of the other robberies.

Dundas asked anyone with home security video cameras in the area to check for footage matching the suspect’s description.

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Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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