Washington police are investigating a second armed robbery at a local gas station/convenience store in three days.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Steve Sitzes at 636-390-1073.

Sitzes said a few minutes before midnight Tuesday, two young, white males entered the Fas Trip station at Highway 47 and Fifth Street and robbed a cashier of money from the register.

Both suspects were wearing ball caps and bandanas covering their faces. One of the two displayed a large knife and demanded cash from the clerk on duty, while the other stood back and kept watch, according to Sitzes.

The two fled on foot and were last seen running across Fifth Street toward the Mercy Hospital parking lot.

Police said the suspects were described as being between 17 and 22 years old. One was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The other was wearing jeans and a white shirt.

Saturday Holdup

Shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, a man robbed a clerk at the Fischer Phillip 66 gas station/convenience store at Fifth and Elm streets. He also was wearing a bandana over his face and a ball cap and threatened the clerk with a large kitchen knife.

He was last seen running north from the station toward Cedar Street.

Sitzes said police don’t know at this point if there is a connection between the two armed robberies.

Check back for updates and see the Weekend Missourian for more details.