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Missoula police investigating gas station robbery

Posted at 7:47 AM, Nov 11, 2021

UPDATE: 8:30 a.m. - Nov. 11, 2021

MISSOULA - Missoula Police Department spokesperson Lydia Arnold tells MTN News officers responded to an in-progress robbery at the Town Pump at 3810 South Orange Street on Wednesday night.

When officers arrived on the scene the suspect had left the scene. Arnold says the employees — who were also the victims — were able to provide officers with a very detailed vehicle description including license plate and stickers on the vehicle.

Arnold says during the preliminary investigation officers learned the employees recognized the male suspect who had taken items from the store earlier. The employees attempted to keep the suspect male in the store until officers arrived but the suspect male pushed through the employees causing injury and pain.

Neither required medical attention on scene. Arnold says there were no weapons used in the robbery.

Officers later were able to locate the vehicle and speak to an additional person in the vehicle who advised officers the suspect male had left on foot. Police later learned the name of the suspect and confirmed the identity through video surveillance and prior booking photos.

The suspect is not in custody at this time. This case is still under investigation.

(first report: 7:47 a.m. - Nov. 11, 2021)

University of Montana police sent a campus safety alert late Wednesday night about a robbery near campus.

In the alert, it said at about 10:25 pm, Missoula 911 reported that a male suspect, unknown race, robbed the Town Pump on Orange Street near the University.

The male suspect was described as very tall wearing a puffy jacket, jeans, and is missing a grey Nike shoe.

He was last seen running towards the practice field under the Madison bridge. UMPD said it is not known if the male is armed.

If you see the male do not approach, call 911.

If you have information about the crime, please report it to the Missoula police or UMPD at 243-4000.