Monday, February 15, 2010


The ongoing crime spree that has victimized Gasport over the past two-plus years was taken to another level this weekend as WLVL has reported on air at 1340 AM and online at

Two convenience stores on the Eastern end of the County were targeted by armed robbers over the weekend.

The most recent happened just after 10:30 last night at Chapman's Food Market in Hartland. The night cashier says two young white males came in at closing time and threatened her with a black handgun. They demanded cash and then fled on foot in an unknown direction. Deputies are not saying how much was taken.

The first robbery took place just after 9:30 Saturday night at the Yellow Goose on Telegraph Road in Royalton. The clerk said she was cleaning the coffee area when a white male came in wearing a ski mask. He said, "don't make this any harder than it has to be," and pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at her. He told her to put the money in a black bag, which she did, and he left and walked around the corner of the store and went out of sight. Deputies found footprints leading to 7960 Telegraph Road where it appeared the man got into a car parked alongside the road. They found a cigarette butt in the snow nearby. The man was described as being about 5 foot 10 and weighed about 170 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with black gloves. About $300 was taken.