Suspect in gas station attempted robbery surrenders - WNEM TV 5

Suspect in gas station attempted robbery surrenders

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Midland police say the suspect who attempted to rob an area gas station Tuesday night has turned himself in.

Officers were called to the Admiral gas station on South Saginaw Street around 11:50 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect apparently grabbed cash from an open register drawer but the clerk, Sam Phillippi, managed to grab the cash back.

"All I could think is not let him get the money," says Phillippi. "He reached and I turned and snatched his arm. He started shoving and he had a handful of $20 bills and he started pulling and knocking that onto the ground."

The suspect then fled on foot. He was unarmed at the time of the robbery.

Investigators say the suspect, a 23-year-old Midland man, is being held in jail.

And although Phillippi may have gotten the upper hand this time, the Midland Police Department tells people not to fight back. The money can be replaced but your life can't.

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