Gas station robbed

GREENWICH - Police are searching for a male suspect accused of brandishing a gun at a Mickey Mart clerk and fleeing on a bicycle with an undetermined amount of cash Tuesday afternoon. Greenwich Police Chief Kevin VerBurg said the suspect is a Caucasian male estimated to be in his 20s or 30s. He said the female clerk was too focused on the handgun to be able to get a good description of the culprit or the "small boys' bike" he rode to head north on Kniffin Street.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

GREENWICH - Police are searching for a male suspect accused of brandishing a gun at a Mickey Mart clerk and fleeing on a bicycle with an undetermined amount of cash Tuesday afternoon.

Greenwich Police Chief Kevin VerBurg said the suspect is a Caucasian male estimated to be in his 20s or 30s. He said the female clerk was too focused on the handgun to be able to get a good description of the culprit or the "small boys' bike" he rode to head north on Kniffin Street.

"He pulled his coat over his head (during the robbery) to hide his physical features," the chief said.

The incident happened just before 1 p.m. Huron County Sheriff's Capt. Jamey Bracken and Deputy Don Alberts Jr. assisted VerBurg in searching for the suspect for between 2 and 21/2 hours.

"We checked the entire neighborhood, behind garages and on side streets. We searched the entire area," VerBurg said. Mickey Mart is at the intersection of East Main (U.S. 224) and Kniffin streets.

Bracken, who didn't find any tire tracks or footprints, suspects the man didn't go too far because he was riding a bicycle. It's unknown if the bike was stolen.

"He could have seen it laying around and snatched it real quick," Bracken added.

VerBurg interviewed neighbors in case they saw anything related to the crime. One person said he saw a person matching the culprit's description riding a bike a couple hours before the robbery, Bracken said.

VerBurg described the victim as being very traumatized.

"She was very scared by it," the chief said. "She had been working there a long time.

"Hopefully we figure out who it is and put him in jail, where he needs to be," VerBurg added.

Residents with information about the incident are encouraged to call the Greenwich Police Department at (419) 752-2681 or the Huron County Sheriff's Office at (419) 663-2828.