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Highway 66 gas station robbed

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Police asking for help locating suspect

A robbery of a gas station on April 2 had Gallup Police urging motorists to avoid the area while police conducted a search for the suspect.

The robbery occurred at the Penny Pinchers Gas Station, 1401 East Highway 66, at about 8:30 pm. Gallup Police Captain Marinda Spencer said the suspect robbed the store of an unspecified amount of money at gunpoint and then fled heading north.

Police arrived at the store within five minutes and immediately began searching for a man wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and brown shoes.

Police also put out an alert asking people to be on the lookout for the suspect who was described as being about 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing between 150 and 180 pounds. He was also said to have a medium complexion.

The search went on until 11 pm and was discontinued. Police said one person was interviewed, but there were no reports of anyone being arrested. Police later asked anyone with information to call (505) 722-2002.

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