Suspect Uses Pepper Spray to Rob Gas Station

Authorities say he had prior knowledge of the gas station

SANTA CRUZ—After an 8-month investigation, authorities with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department arrested 22-year-old Santa Cruz resident Glen Clark for the August robbery of a gas station.

76 Station on Soquel Drive

It was like a scene from a cop movie – a suspect wearing a motorcycle helmet burst into a gas station store, jumped over the corner armed with a can of pepper spray and stole some cash from the register and took off.

On the night of the August 19, that scene seemed all too real for one 76 gas station attendant on Soquel Drive. But after several months detectives with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department have made an arrest.  Their investigation led them to former employee Clark, who had prior knowledge of the gas station.

“Evidence showed that Clark at one time worked at the gas station and had previous knowledge of the gas station’s procedures,” Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Deputy April Skalland said. “ This case was made on a culmination of evidence that was collected and examined.”

Clark was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail on charges of robbery and his bail has been set at $50,000.  He is still in the county jail awaiting his first court appearance, which is scheduled for the April 24.

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information on this case to call the Sheriff’s Department at 831-454-2847.

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Suspect Uses Pepper Spray to Rob Gas Station was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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