Fremont police investigate two knife-point robberies

Fremont police have pegged one potential armed robbery suspect, but are looking to help from the public to identify a copycat who robbed a second convenience store Wednesday.
Jessica Cuffman
Feb 16, 2013

The first robbery occurred at about 2 a.m. Sunday, when a man entered the Speedway on East State Street, flashed a knife and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Then on Wednesday at about 1:04 a.m., a man entered the Circle K on East. State Street wearing a bandana over his nose and mouth.

That man also flashed a knife at a clerk and demanded money. Then he fled with an undetermined amount of cash, according to a police report.

Police have since pegged a suspect in the first robbery and sent off evidence for DNA testing, Fremont police Chief Tim Wiersma said.

As for the second robbery, police are looking to the public for help in finding the suspect.

"The second robbery was a copy cat. It was at about the same time and he used a knife," Wiersma said.

"We could really use the public's help in finding him," he said.

Officers were able to obtain surveillance video from the second incident and description of the suspect.

He was described as a white man who was wearing a dark-colored flannel jacked, gray sweat pants with three dark stripes down the side, and a black and gray checkered baseball cap with a white symbol.

Anyone with information about the robbery may call Fremont police at 419-332-6464.

 

Comments

OMG.LOL.WT_

We need to control assault knives.

jon491

Need to get rid of the trouble makers , period .

Swamp Fox

Background check on all purchases of knives. liberals this is sarcasm

coasterfan

Three thoughts...To compare a knife to an assault rifle is an assault on everyone's intelligence. Unless you actually think that some nut could break into a locked school with a KNIFE and end 20 innocent lives with a KNIFE before an adult could stop the rampage. 2. Even most NRA members agree that there should be background checks for gun purchases at gun shows, but amazingly, there aren't.
3. I actually guffawed when I read swamp fox's "liberals, this is sarcasm". Seriously? A member of the conservative party trying to explain humor to a Liberal? I think I'll go watch a little Jon Stewart, or maybe Lewis Black, Al Franken, Bill Maher or Stephen Colbert, and laugh my butt off. You go ahead and watch Hannity rant or Levin or some other GOP talking head - they're all the same: loud and angry. Quick: name a Republican comedian (and no fair naming Bush, Cheney or Palin, since they were unintentionally funny...)

luvblues2

Just as Adolf Hitler gets mentioned more now, that he is dead, than when he was alive. If you get on the internet or watch just a small amount of TV in one day, name me the day that you DON'T see a swastika or a reference about Hitler or the Nazis. That freakin' Jew/German did what he set out to do....Piss off the entire planet for generations.