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

A convenience store on the east side of Des Moines has been robbed three times in the past three weeks. Des Moines police say the shooter entered the store Thursday night and put a handgun to the clerk’s head around 11 p.m. last night. The cashier’s friend 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. Today it is covered with cardboard. The shooter fled without money. This place has been robbed four times this year, including three in the last three weeks. Git-N-Go’s supervisor told KCCI that they plan to hire security guards overnight. He says the thefts happen too often. Police say this case is rare and the suspects almost never shoot. “We certainly see more of these thefts in this chain than in others. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact reason. “Police have yet to make an arrest. They are still waiting for Git-N-Go to deliver the security video to them. KCCI contacted Git-N-Go headquarters. They have yet to return phone calls or emails today. More from Beau Bowman:

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

Des Moines police say the shooter entered the store Thursday night and put a handgun to the clerk’s head around 11 p.m. last night.

According to the police, 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. Today it is covered with cardboard.
The shooter fled without money.

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

The Git-N-Go supervisor tells KCCI that they plan to hire security guards overnight. He says the thefts happen too often.

Police say this case is rare and the suspects almost never shoot.

“In the overwhelming majority of robberies, regardless of where they happened, there are no gunshots,” Sergeant Paul Parizek said. “We certainly see more of these thefts in this chain than in others. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact reason.”

Police have yet to make an arrest. They are still waiting on Git-N-Go to deliver the security video.

KCCI contacted Git-N-Go headquarters today. They have yet to return phone calls or emails.

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