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Gas Station Robbed; Owner Using Social Media to Find Suspect

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The owner of a Marathon gas station in Floyd County, Kentucky, says he is the victim of an armed robbery. Now he’s taken to social media to find the person responsible.

Skeans Marathon in Bull Creek was robbed Sunday morning. The owner, Anthony Skeans, said to his understanding, a person walked up to the counter, showed the barrel of a gun to the cashier and demanded money. The person got the cash and ran away.

Skeans posted a direct message to the person who robbed him on his store’s Facebook page.

“To the individual or individuals who performed this despicable act of cowardice, who would stick a gun into the face of a young woman working the night shift to make ends meet for her family? Know that we will do everything in our power to bring you to justice,” Skeans wrote. “We are offering a reward in the amount of $5,000 for information leading to your arrest, conviction and subsequent incarceration.”

Skeans said he isn’t worried about the money that was stolen from his store, but he wants justice for the people that work for him, specifically the cashier that had to hand over the money.

Skeans hopes the reward will sell out the robber.

“He’s out there. If he talks, somebody’s going to know about it,” Skeans said. “Somebody’s going to turn him in.”

Prestonsburg Police Chief Mike Ormerod said there is surveillance footage of the suspect, but a power surge messed up the footage.
That has been sent off to see if it can be repaired and used as evidence.

We shared Skeans' post on our WSAZ Facebook page. You can visit there to read his full post and make comments.

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