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Witnesses help catch suspected robbers

Civilians jumped into the chase this afternoon after police say two man robbed a gas station. Police arrested Paul Quertermous and Devin Gillespie after they say the two robbed a Marathon station on Frankfort Road this afternoon.

"I just wasn't going to let him get away man. That's what's wrong with this world as it is today," said customer Matthew McGinnis.

Around 2:00 police say two people robbed a Marathon station on Frankfort road. WKYT's cameras were first on the scene as officers took them into custody. A customer says one of the robbers actually pointed a gun right in his face.

"He opened the door and stuck that pistol right between my eyes. I thought e was going to pull the trigger and shoot me," said Barry Southworth.

After the robbers ran from the store, customers said they felt compelled to act.

"These ate my friends that run this store. I've been coming here for years. I owe them that much," said Southworth.

"I didn't have no gun or nothing but I wasn't going to let him get away. I can't stand a thief," said McGinnis.

Those customers said they chased the robbers until police showed up and took over. They say it's taking some time to come down from the rush.

"After smoking like 400 straight cigarettes I'm OK," said Southworth.

Police say Gillespie also robbed the Shell station on Main Street yesterday. Quertermous is only charged in the Marathon robbery.

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