UPDATE: Police Searching for Knife-Wielding Suspect in BP Robbery
Police say the man who robbed the BP Gas Station at Markley and Main on Dec. 29 may be responsible for other recent knife-point robberies.
UPDATE: [2:25 p.m.] Norristown Police have confirmed that another robbery involving a knife-wielding suspect was committed on Wednesday, Jan. 2, this time at the 7-Eleven at 1335 Sandy Street in Norristown.
According to reports, officers responded to the 7-Eleven on Sandy Street on Wednesday morning at approximately 3:11 a.m. On the scene, officer spoke with the victim, an employee of the store who told them a masked man brandishing a kitchen steak knife came behind the counter and demanded the victim give him money.
"Give me all the money right now or I'll stab your ass," the suspect allegedly said, according to the victim.
The victim then reportedly opened the register and the man allegedly took all of the cash from that register tray and another. The man reportedly made off with approximately $200.
The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5'10" to 6' tall with a medium build and wearing a brown ski mask, black long-sleeve t-shirt, dark blue pants and dark colored sneakers with a white sole.
Police say the suspect may be the same knife-wielding suspect involved in other area robberies.
Norristown Police are searching for a suspect in the Dec. 29 robbery of the BP Gas Station at Main and Markley who they say may also be responsible for a string of recent knife-point robberies in Norristown and the surrounding area.
According to a report from the Norristown Police Department, officers responded to the BP Gas Station at approximately 5:51 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29 for a report of a robbery at knife point. On the scene, police spoke with the victim, an employee of the store who stated that man entered the store at approximately 5:36 a.m. and asked several times to be shown phone chargers stored in front of the locked booth. The store employee reportedly left and re-entered the booth several times and on the third time, the suspect allegedly rushed him, pushed past him into the booth at knife point and grabbed two boxes filled with cash. The suspect reportedly exited the store at 5:41 a.m., running east on Main Street. According to the employee, the boxes contained approximately $300 in cash.
The suspect is described as a black male in his mid-20s to mid-30s, bald, with a mustache, approximately 6' tall with a medium build. He was wearing a bark Yankees baseball cap, black puffy jacket, dark pants and dark sneakers with white soles and stripes.
Police say the suspect may be the same man responsible for the New Year's Day knife-point robbery of the American Gasoline Store at 1401 Ridge Pike in Plymouth.
According to East Norriton Police, Sally's Beauty Supply in East Norriton was also held up at knife-point on Wednesday, Jan. 2, but the description of the suspect in that incident may not match the suspect in the other robberies.
Anyone with information on the suspect should call the Norristown Police Department at 610-270-0977.
[CORRECTION: Earlier reports indicated another knife-point robbery of the 7-Eleven on East Johnson Highway. Those reports were incorrect. The story has been update to reflect new information.]