Police investigate armed robbery of gas station

Stills of the suspect in the Thursday morning robbery of the Alta convenience store, 938 S. Townsend Ave.

Police are seeking information about an armed robbery early today at the Alta gas station on South Townsend Avenue.

A male suspect, clad in all black, except for the multi-colored bandana on his face, entered the store at 938 S. Townsend Ave. and, with a firearm visible, approached the clerk. He forced that man to go to the register and give him cash, and also threatened him during the encounter, according to the Montrose Police Department's news release.

The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

Officers responded at 2:21 a.m., but were not able to locate anyone in the area matching the description.

Anyone with information about the incident, the suspect, or his whereabouts, is urged to call dispatch at 970-249-9110 or make an anonymous report to Montrose Regional Crime Stoppers at 970-249-8500, via the mobile app, P3Tips.

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