Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Police investigate Ketchum robbery

Convenience store employee injured, cash stolen


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

    The Ketchum Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred late Thursday night at the Base Camp Fuel convenience store on Warm Springs Road.
    Police Chief Steve Harkins said Monday that no weapon was used but that a store employee was injured and that money was stolen.
    The incident occurred at about 11:15 p.m. Harkins said as clerk Mitchel W. Christensen, 23, was closing the store, a “Hispanic male, wearing a dark-colored coat and snowboard pants and a white bandana covering his face,” entered the store and assaulted Christensen.
    “The suspect left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money,” Harkins said.
    The police chief said that Christensen received “minor facial injuries” and was treated at St. Luke’s Wood River hospital.
    He said additional details about the robbery will be released “when they become available.”
    Harkins advised convenience store employees to take precautions, by locking doors after closing and reporting anything suspicious to police.






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