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      Surveillance images released in Howard armed robbery

      The Taylor St. BP station in Howard was robbed, April 9, 2014. (WLUK photo)
      The Taylor St. BP station in Howard was robbed, April 9, 2014. (WLUK photo)

      HOWARD - Brown Co. sheriff's officials have released photos of the suspects in the Wednesday night robbery of a gas station.

      Deputies say they were called to the Taylor St. BP just before 9 p.m. The clerk told them that, just a few minutes earlier, he had been counting the money draw at the counter in preparation for closing at 9 p.m. The clerk said two people walked into the southeast door. One of them walked up to the counter carrying a black semiautomatic gun and said, "give me all the cash." While the gunman was taking the cash, the second robber went behind the counter and put packs of cigarettes into a backpack. He then went back to the other side of the counter and put the money in the backpack. The two left the store and ran away to the southwest. Authorities tracked them to the area behind the 1700 block of Western Ave. in Green Bay.

      [caption id="attachment_22983" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Taylor St. BP station in Howard was robbed, April 9, 2014. (WLUK photo)[/caption]

      They got away with $276 in cash and 30 packs of Newport cigarettes.

      The robber with the gun was described as a black male, 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall, weighing 200-220 pounds. His hair had braids just below his ears. He was wearing black sweatpants, a black sweatshirt, a black knit hat, black gloves, red and white athletic shoes and a ski mask up to his nose.

      The robber with the backpack was described as a black male, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, weighing 160-180 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, black pants, white athletic shoes, black gloves and the same type of ski mask as the other robber. His backpack was black with large "DC" letters on the back.

      Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt. Rick Davidson at (920) 448-6192 or davidson_rt@co.brown.wi.us. Anonymous calls can be made to (920) 432-7867; text messages can be sent to 274637 with the keyword GBTIP.