Clerk safe after robbery; suspect at large

By Max Fontaine | High-pressure news

A popular petroleum-based beverage outlet was robbed suddenly on Saturday. (From-Across-the-Street Photography)
A popular petroleum-based beverage outlet was robbed suddenly on Saturday. (Across The Street Photography)

A cashier was rattled, yet unharmed, following a hold-up Saturday at Layte-Nite Gas ‘n’ Beer Party Shop out on Out-on-the-Highway Road.

According to Bass Lake Authority Police (with permission from Michiana Corporate Policing Service) the incident occurred at roughly 9:45 p.m., when a masked intruder entered the premises, pointed a knife in the clerk’s general direction and demanded money. After briefly consulting the employee handbook, the cashier obliged.

Next, the perpetrator fled on horseback, with a six-pack of Keystone and an undisclosed amount of cash, authorities said.

The cashier was more forthcoming with disclosure.

“We keep about $400 in the register after dark, so that’s about how much he or she got,” the clerk told the Beacon in a private interview. “There’s even more money in the safe near the back door, which we keep unlocked most of the time.”

The suspect vehicle is described as a late-model Quarter Horse, chestnut in color, with some rostral damage.

Charges of armed robbery and galloping/eluding are sought, “as soon as the prosecutor gets back from Thanksgiving vacation,” said an assistant to the prosecutor-on-vacation.

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