Suspect robs man at gas station, leaves with around $400

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Braxton Willis made a routine stop at a gas station in Birmingham on his trip from Atlanta. Willis stopped at the Marathon gas station on First Avenue North and 68th Place North.

When he exited his car around 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, he was met by a man trying to rob him.

“When I come out to pump the gas, he came at me with a pistol and took my money,” Willis explained.

Willis said he didn’t think twice when the suspect demanded some cash.

“I’m super angry. The guy, he wasn’t no more than 21 years old. He’s a young kid, he’s not a grown man,” he continued. “I gave him what he asked for and prayed for him to leave me alone. That was my rent money. I got a kid in college, that money could’ve went towards buying books for my kid. Instead of giving it to somebody, no, somebody’s taking it from me.”

The suspect was able to get away with about $400. The suspect is reportedly 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds. He’s described as light skinned and may go by the name of Ron.

Anyone with information on who the suspect is can call the Birmingham Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777.

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