Canton Police investigating pair of gas station armed robberies


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The Canton Police Department needs your help identifying a suspect accused of robbing a pair of Canton gas stations over the last week.

According to Police Chief John Gabbard, the first robbery happened around 7:45 a.m. on Jan. 17 at the BellStores located at 3812 Cleveland Ave N.W. when a black man in a block hoodie, grey pants, white shoes and in a black face mask approached the store clerk, showed a handgun, demanding money and left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The next day on Jan. 18, Chief Gabbard said the same subject entered the Circle K at 2535 Fulton Rd N.W. at 5:33 a.m. and robbed the clerk at gun point. He then fled the store on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash.

The investigation is continuing at this time. Anyone with any information in regards to these crimes are asked to contact Canton Police Detective M. Walker at (330) 438-4423. Anonymous tips can also be sent through Tip411 or the Stark County Crime Stoppers. Sign up for Tip411 at