Man robs Carson gas station |

Man robs Carson gas station

F.T. Norton
F.T. NortonAs Detective Dave Le Gros looks on, Carson City Sheriff's Forensic Specialist Dean Higman dusts for fingerprints on the front door of the Jacksons gas station after a robbery early Sunday morning.

A man armed with a crowbar robbed the Jacksons Chevron gas station at Rand Avenue and Highway 50 East this morning.

Carson Sheriff’s Detective Dave Le Gros said the suspect, a man in his late teens or early 20s, entered the convenience store at 1400 Rand Avenue about 5:30 a.m. and immediately went to pry the register open.

“He decided to attack it instead of hitting a button,” said Le Gros.

When the clerk came from around the corner and saw him, she asked him if he was going to harm her.

“He told her to stay back, I only want the money,” said Le Gros.

The man was successful at opening the register and made off with a small amount of cash, said Legros.

The robber then fled north on foot behind the store,

Anyone with information on this robbery can provide an anonymous tip to Secret Witness at 322-4900. Le Gros can be contacted at 887-2020 ext. 41400.