An armed robbery that took place at a Pana gas station the other day bears striking similarities to one that took place last year.
The most recent incident took place early Wednesday morning (10-08) at Shasteen's Convenience Store at 703 East Jackson Street. A clerk was reportedly pistol whipped, sending her to Pana Community Hospital. The robber reportedly displayed a dark colored handgun and made off with an undisclosed amount of money.
The previous robbery, as reported on taylorvilledailynews.com, took place a little over a year ago on Tuesday September 3rd 2013, also at Shasteen's Convenience Store. No one was reported injured. The robber in that case was described as physically similar to the one Wednesday. In both instances, the suspect's face was covered. The Wednesday incident occurred a few minutes before 2:00 am, just as the one last year. The handguns used were also of a similar description.
In this week's case, authorities are still looking for the man. He's described as being 5'10" to 5'11" tall, and weighing between 165 and 185 pounds. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing blue jeans, a black stocking cap and sunglasses. His face was reportedly covered with a dark bandana.
If you know anything about the case, you're urged to contact Pana Police at 562-2141, or call the Christian County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-568-8477. With Crime Stoppers, you can remain anonymous and you could receive a substantial cash reward.