EVANSVILLE POLICE NEWS RELEASE
Evansville Police are investigating two gas station robberies that happened early Wednesday morning. Both happened at gas stations on 1st Ave and were about 2 hours apart.
At 3:00am, a white male entered the store wearing a ski mask. He told the clerk he had a gun, but did not show one. He demanded money and left with an unknown amount of cash from the register.
At 5:00am, a white male entered the Circle S at 5230 N 1st Ave. He was also wearing a ski mask. He handed the clerk a note demanding money, but left without getting any after the clerk told him they could not open the register.
The suspect description in both cases and the close proximity of the two incidents leads investigators to believe that the cases are connected. At this time, there is no video available to police.
Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call EPD at 812-436-7979 or WeTip at 1-800-78-CRIME.