Rich Oil Station robbed

Published 12:59 pm Wednesday, July 20, 2016

An undisclosed amount of money was taken in a Tuesday night robbery at a Rich Oil Station.

At 10 p.m. at the station at 727 S. Third St., a white male came into the store brandishing a knife, according to Ironton Police Detective Joe Ross.

“He advised the clerk to give him money and she would not be hurt,” Ross said.

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The man was wearing a black hoodie and a black bandana across his face. He is between 5-foot-9 to 6 feet weighing approximately 180 pounds. He had a stocky build.

He also took other items from the store.

Anyone who has any information can contact the detective at 740-532-5606.

“You can remain anonymous and leave a tip,” Ross said.

This is the second time in six months that the station has been robbed.

“It has become a problem with drugs in town,” he said. “That is why we are reaching out to the community to solve some of these crimes before anyone innocent gets hurt.”