June 30, 2022

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Police say Des Moines gas station Git-N-Go chain robbed more than others

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A convenience store on Des Moines’ east side has been robbed three times in the last three weeks.Des Moines police say the gunman walked into the store Thursday night and put a handgun to the clerk’s head at about 11 p.m. last night.Police say a friend of the cashier was in the store and tried to save them, and was shot in the arm. He is expected to survive.A second bullet went through a glass door. Now it’s covered with cardboard today. The gunman ran away without any money.This location has been robbed four times this year, including three times in the last three weeks.The supervisor at Git-N-Go tells KCCI they are considering hiring security guards overnight. He says the robberies are happening too often.Police say this case is a rarity, and that the suspects almost never actually shoot.”In the overwhelming majority of robberies, regardless of where they happened, there’s not gunfire,” said Sgt. Paul Parizek “We certainly see more of these robberies at that chain than we do others. It’s difficult to put your finger on exactly why that is.”Police haven’t made an arrest yet. They are still waiting on Git-N-Go to turn over the security video.KCCI reached out to Git-N-Go’s corporate office today. They haven’t yet returned phone calls or emails.More from Beau Bowman:

A convenience store on Des Moines’ east side has been robbed three times in the last three weeks.

Des Moines police say the gunman walked into the store Thursday night and put a handgun to the clerk’s head at about 11 p.m. last night.

Police say a friend of the cashier was in the store and tried to save them, and was shot in the arm. He is expected to survive.

A second bullet went through a glass door. Now it’s covered with cardboard today.
The gunman ran away without any money.

This location has been robbed four times this year, including three times in the last three weeks.

The supervisor at Git-N-Go tells KCCI they are considering hiring security guards overnight. He says the robberies are happening too often.

Police say this case is a rarity, and that the suspects almost never actually shoot.

“In the overwhelming majority of robberies, regardless of where they happened, there’s not gunfire,” said Sgt. Paul Parizek “We certainly see more of these robberies at that chain than we do others. It’s difficult to put your finger on exactly why that is.”

Police haven’t made an arrest yet. They are still waiting on Git-N-Go to turn over the security video.

KCCI reached out to Git-N-Go’s corporate office today. They haven’t yet returned phone calls or emails.

More from Beau Bowman:


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