Robber strikes second Westfield business this week

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Surveillance image shows the man who robbed a Speedway gas station in Westfield on Feb. 8. (Submitted photo)

Surveillance image shows the man who robbed a Speedway gas station in Westfield on Feb. 8. (Submitted photo)

For the second time in five days, police officers are investigating robberies to businesses on Main Street in Westfield.

At 10:16 a.m. Feb. 13, officers responded to a reported robbery at the 21st Amendment at 220 E. Main St. The clerk told police that a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a dark colored jacket and scarf covering his face entered the store and demanded money. After the clerk complied, the male left the store and fled on foot. Officials said a perimeter was created and a K9 track conducted, but the suspect was not located. For precautionary measures, nearby Westfield Washington Schools were placed on lockdown.

The incident is similar to one that occurred Feb. 8 and is under investigation.

Officials said a white man with a dark-colored jacket covering his face entered the Speedway gas station, 201 W. Main St., at 6:38 p.m. Feb. 8 and demanded cash from the store clerk. The clerk complied and the suspect ran off. Again, a perimeter was established and investigated with a K-9 unit but the suspect escaped.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Westfield Police Dept. at 804-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 262-8477.


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