Ridge Pike Gas Station Robbed Again
Perpetrators last seen headed towards Norristown
A Ridge Pike gas station and convenience store was struck by armed robbers Wednesday night for the second time in as many months.
The robbers, described as two black males wearing ski masks and displaying black semiautomatic handguns, entered the American Gasoline store at 1401 Ridge Pike at about 8:47 p.m.
A store employee said the men entered the store, pointed their guns at him, and demanded money. He complied with their demands and gave them an unspecified amount of cash.
"I didn't have a chance to do anything," said the store employee working at the time of the robbery, who declined to be named.
According to the gas station employee, the robbers were last seen headed towards Norristown on Ridge Pike.
According to a gas station representative, the location was struck by a knife-wielding robber on New Year's Day, and that it had happened recently before then, as well.
"They had real guns this time," he said.