Speedway robber nabbed just few hours later

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 9, 2005

An armed robber made a quick getaway early Monday but his escape didn't last long.

Carl E. Davis, 43, 729 Depot St., Ironton, was arrested at approximately noon Monday in the alley

between Eighth and Ninth streets near Quincy Street for aggravated robbery, a felony charge.

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A white male carrying a gun robbed the Speedway gas station at Eighth Street and Park Avenue in Ironton at 1:30 a.m. Monday. The suspect fled the store by unknown means.

&#8220The suspect went in the store, approached the clerk, pulled up his shirt and showed her a gun,” said Ironton Police Det. Jim Akers. &#8220He then took an undetermined amount of money and fled.”

Surveillance cameras led police to Davis being the suspect, Akers said.

&#8220We were going to a place we thought he might be. He saw us and cut over to the alley,” Akers said. &#8220That is where he was arrested.”

Davis was transported to the Lawrence County Jail.