Gas Station's Put Robber's Face On Display

By: Dave Spencer Email
By: Dave Spencer Email

Some Lexington gas stations are fed up with becoming victims, now they're hoping exposure will lead to their arrests.

Surveillance video is one the best tools police have for tracking down gas station robbers.

Shell station manager Ed Murley says it just makes sense; the more people see it, the greater the chance of finding the robber.

The sight of a criminal's handiwork is nothing new. In fact you used to seeing bad checks on display, but now gas stations are posting the surveillance pictures of the criminals who've robbed them.

Murley says the pictures work on many levels, allowing the public to identify who the robber is and giving clerks an idea of who to be on the look out for.

Murley says if it deters others from committing crime, that's an added bonus.

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