Police searching for armed gas station robbers

Police searching for armed gas station robbers
Posted at 6:20 PM, May 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-15 18:22:29-04

Police are searching for suspects wanted in back-to-back armed robberies of two Columbia gas stations.

The suspects first targeted the Exxon Station in the 8200 block of Snowden River Parkway  around 2:30 a.m. on May 3. Police said they entered the gas station with their faces partially covered, displayed a gun and demanded cash and cigarettes. The employee complied and the suspects fled.

A little more than two hours later police believe the same suspects struck another Exxon Station in the 8800 block of Centre Park Drive. One suspect showed a gun  and demanded cash. Before fleeing, the suspects also stole a wallet from a gas station customer.

Police described the suspects as a white male wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and white shoes, and a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and tan shoes.

Anyone with information should call police at 410-313-STOP or email A reward of up to $1,500 is being offered for information