Police believe crimes to be linked; suspects still at large

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Less than a week after a Waukesha gas station clerk had a pistol aimed at her face during a robbery, another local gas station has been robbed in similar fashion.

Police said Monday, Jan. 9, they believe the crimes are related and are continuing to search for suspects.

According to a department news release, two individuals robbed the Clark gas station at gunpoint, 1436 E. Moreland Blvd., around 6:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. One suspect pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. The other suspect remained near the gas station's door.

They fled before officers arrived on scene.

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The robbery bears a strong resemblance to a similar stickup that occurred just days earlier, on Jan. 3, at a local BP gas station at 500 Arcadian Ave. In that case, the robbers, who fled before police arrived, made off with an unspecified amount of cash and cigarettes. No one was injured.

Police have described one of the suspects as a male of medium build. That suspect is apparently the one carrying and brandishing the gun. Identifying information about the second suspect, who seems to avoid cameras in surveillance photos, is mostly unknown.

Lieutenant Joe Hendricks said in email Monday that police are following up on a lead and in the process of gathering reward money, but declined to be any more specific.

"We do believe it is related to the armed robbery from Jan. 3 at the BP gas station," he said. "Please help us get the word out so that we can bring these suspects safely into custody."

Anyone with information about the suspects or the incidents is encouraged to contact Detective Luke Hallmark at 262-524-3818.

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