Gas station becomes scene of another robbery

WELLSVILLE – A Third Street gas station that was been robbed several times was the scene of another robbery early Tuesday morning, with village police anticipating an arrest.

According to Lt. Ed Wilson, a person entered the store between 2:08 and 2:15 a.m., completely covered with two hooded shirts, one of which was turned around backward with eye holes cut in the hood.

The person was described as being about 5-foot, 6-inches tall and weighing between 145 and 150 pounds.

Wilson reported the cashier heard the door open and the person stepped around the corner, brandishing a butcher knife with about a 12-inch blade, yelling at her to “Give me the money.”

The cashier stepped back while the person removed money from the register. No injuries were reported.

“We have a lot of strong leads and it shouldn’t be long before we make an arrest,” Wilson said Wednesday.

He said the gas station owners have taken some additional security measures at the facility that had been suggested by police but said they have not decided to lock the door to the public after a certain hour, which he has suggested.

“I’ve been trying to get them to put a lock on the door. They’re thinking about it,” Wilson said.