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Greenfield Gas Station Clerk Victim Of Robbery

Last updated on Thursday, April 4, 2013

(GREENFIELD) - An armed man forced a gas station clerk from her store at knife-point overnight.

Yvonne Man of FOX59 News reports the clerk works at the Speedway gas station in the 1200 block of North State Street, near McKenzie Road, in Greenfield.

Greenfield Detective Sergeant J.D. Fortner told Fox59 they received a panic alarm from the gas station around midnight.

Officers responded to the scene quickly, and found the suspect trying to force the clerk into his vehicle.

Fortner said when the suspect told the clerk to open the register, remove the money and to come with him. He then drug her out of the store into the parking lot.

That's when police arrived. Fortner said officers asked the clerk 'Did you hit the alarm? Did you hit the alarm?' The clerk replied 'Yes, I did!'

As soon as the suspect saw police he let the clerk go but refused to drop his knife and started to come toward one of the officers. That's when a second officer used a stun gun to subdue the suspect and took him into custody.

Police said the suspect, identified as Brandon Hendrickson, 35, could face multiple charges including but not limited to attempted armed robbery, battery, and criminal confinement.

Medics transported Hendrickson to Hancock Regional Hospital to be checked out.

The clerk suffered minor injuries in the altercation.

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