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Forestdale gas station owner offering $1,000 reward for tips leading to arrest of armed-robbery suspect

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A Forestdale gas station owner is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man suspected of robbing his store on Wednesday. (abc3340.com) A Forestdale gas station owner is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man suspected of robbing his store on Wednesday. (abc3340.com)

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. -- A Forestdale gas station owner is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man suspected of robbing his store on Wednesday.

The robbery happened just before 10 p.m. at the Exxon at 1601 Forestdale Boulevard, where surveillance cameras captured a gun-toting white male forcing a female employee inside the front door before demanding money. After he was given an unknown amount of cash, the suspect, who wore a blue bandana over his face and a Alabama football hoodie during the robbery, fled the scene in a white or tan SUV, possibly a Dodge Durango.

Jefferson County sheriff's deputies arrived at the store less than a minute after being dispatched and proceeded to canvass the area for the suspect, but they were unable to locate the man.

Employees told authorities that the suspect was visibly nervous during the robbery and was reportedly shaking the entire time he held them at gunpoint.

The surveillance video can be seen above.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call the sheriff's office at 205-325-1450. The gas station owner will give the cash reward to anyone who provides tips leading to the suspect's arrest.

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