Man in wig robs Citgo station at gunpoint

By Gus Bode

An armed robbery occurred at 2:02 a.m. Monday at the Carbondale Citgo, 912 W. Main.

Police said a suspect entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect took more than $300 and fled the Citgo, police said.

Paul Wilson, Citgo manager, said there was one employee working at the time of the robbery. Police said they do not know what direction the suspect went and do not know if he left on foot or in a vehicle.


The suspect is described by police as a black male, 6-foot-1, weighing 320 pounds. He was wearing a dark coat and a woman’s wig.

A different gas station robbery where a suspect also wore a wig occurred on Sun., Oct. 5 at the Veach Short Stop, 1123 E. Walnut St.

Sgt. Don Priddy said he does not believe the two cases are related because there physical descriptions are different.

“The description we have from the guy at the Veach was a very skinny person, so it doesn’t appear to be [the same person],” Priddy said.

Reporter Lindsey J. Mastis can be reached at [email protected]