Gas station robberies caught on camera over and over

Posted at 7:15 PM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 19:22:42-04

Six times in 12 months the BP Station at the corner of Emery and Richmond Roads has been hit by crooks. 

The crime spree started in August 2015 when someone smashed the door and crawled in. He stole cash and cigarettes. Burglaries happened again in October and February of this year.

The owner who asked us not to be identified said he made changes.  He put up several more cameras, put bars on the windows and a pad lock on the door. He also started closing at 11 p.m. 

But, that didn't stop the criminals.

In March, they came back, this time with guns. 

Again, in April and most recently just a few days ago. Each time, running into the store with guns drawn, stealing cash and traumatizing employees. "All of them quit. They can't take it, not worth someone pointing a gun at them," said the owner. 

The last robbery, the owner said, there were two cashiers and a customer in the store when it happened. "These people don't care how many people are in the store," he added.

Each time, the thieves are getting bolder, he said and he is worried someone could get hurt. Each time they are caught on camera but don't seem to care. 

The store owner is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the crooks. He believes it is the same two who have burglarized or robbed his store each time. 

If you have information that can help identify the criminals, call Warrensville Heights Police.