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Police release surveillance video in Speedway robbery

Jun. 06, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

HUNTINGTON — Huntington Police have released a video showing the two suspects in recent Speedway robberies running from the scene of the second robbery on Wednesday, June 4.

The video is posted at www.heralddispatch.com.

Investigators have said they believe the two men were involved in two robberies at the Speedway station at 3rd Avenue and 25th Street — the first at 11:50 p.m. May 26 and the second at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday.

In Wednesday’s robbery, the manager told police the men followed him into the store as he returned from emptying the garbage outside. At least one man carried a firearm.

The manager told police one of the men followed him behind the counter amid an unsuccessful attempt at getting into the safe.

Both men left toward an alley north of the station. No injuries were reported.

The assailants are seen in the surveillance video, taken from nearby, wearing what appears to be jeans, blue shirts and masks. Police believe both are white, of medium build and between 5-foot-8 and 6 feet tall. One of the men has a tattoo on the back of his neck.

Police believe they live in the area near the Speedway.

Huntington Police Lt. John Williams, in a prepared release, said investigators believe the assailants to have been the same persons involved in the store’s May 26 robbery.

That’s when a store employee told police two men dressed in dark clothing entered the store at 11:50 p.m., showed a firearm, and demanded cash and two cartons of cigarettes. They got away with $40 in cigarettes.

Anyone with information about the robberies should contact the Huntington Police Department’s tip line at 304-696-4444.

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