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Armed robbers hit gas stations hard during holiday season

GasBuddy Blog -- The headlines across the country tell the story. In large cities and small towns alike, gas stations are being robbed at gunpoint and we can only hope that the cashiers and employees who are confronted are able to turn over the cash without injury.

In Michigan alone reports in recent weeks from Grand Rapids, Niles and Detroit suggest that gas station holdups are dominating police blotters... but Detroit may have a lock on it.

In Detroit, robbers with AK-47s hit two gas stations Dec 5th and police there are looking for four suspects and a white Chevy Impala. They believe the four men involved robbed at least 11 gas stations in a two-week period. And just hours after police put out a public notice about the robberies, the...


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Submitted Dec 22, 2012 By: PD
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Don
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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 11:23:36 AM

When a GasBuddy Blog post is submitted by GB staff, it is automatically placed at the top of the 'Top 5 Recent News\GasBuddy Blog' area, where it will remain until the next official blog post is made. This is done purposefully to expose the blog.

The GasBuddy Official Blog is not updated as often as the Daily News Article feature (as the blog is not user driven), in the event you click on a blog article, and it is the same as the previous days article, the blog has not yet seen a new post. Some articles can often remain for a few days (the blog contributors are understandably not required to submit new content over the weekend or during the holidays).

If you've responded to the blog post already, you can choose to either join in on the current discussion at hand, or move on to another news article.

I'd recommend the All Recent News page.

This user driven area of user submitted articles is fairly active with lots of content to respond to.

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Message Posted: Dec 31, 2012 9:23:34 AM

sad
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 1:07:42 PM

OB: or just a way to get points? As for hiding, you're right about that (including, hiding behind user names to spout all sorts of falsities).
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 7:46:08 AM

honda0105 - these people just like to complain, because they can, and it's easy hiding behind the user names we have here.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 5:33:28 AM

those whining about new articles, there have been new ones posted... and you can always check the "recent news" listings if you're bored w/ the front 5.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 4:00:05 AM

Really old news...
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:59:18 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:55:30 AM

I can't believe there is any money left after the gas stations have been robbed every day this week!
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:53:30 AM

crazy
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:53:15 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:52:53 AM

Will this article ever go away??????????????????????
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:52:21 AM

I can't believe this story is still posted here.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:51:03 AM

time to get'em back
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:49:35 AM

This must be a record for the longest story post on this website. I wish they would go back to the top 5 news stories instead of the top 3 plus 2 PD blogs.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:49:32 AM

still sad
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:49:26 AM

A record 5th day for this one!
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:48:04 AM

We posted a reply to this article yesterday.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:45:48 AM

repost
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Lets get another story.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:42:15 AM

Old news
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Enough of this one
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Old old news.
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enough already move on
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:38:01 AM

come on gb, just because you're against the 2nd amendment, doesn't give you the right to cram your beliefe down our throats, take this old story off
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:36:37 AM

We need to kill enough robbers to scare the others off.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:36:01 AM

Very old news.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:23:12 AM

Four days in a row for this post!!
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:22:22 AM

This is ridiculous, this is the 7th time in 10 days this article has been here
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Tired of this one
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Old news
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:18:01 AM

A day in the life...
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:15:46 AM

If this continues... attendants will be in bullet proof rooms and their will be a greater number of automated systems as well as payment methods.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:12:21 AM

never changes in detroit
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6 days old and counting.
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Day 4?
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 3:07:11 AM

very old
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old
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No, it's NOT!
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 2:58:27 AM

In other news, the Detroit gas station robbers had children who are now robbing gas stations.
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Ok
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...GAS BUDDY...YOUR ARROGANT, IGNORANT, LAZY DISREGARD IS SHOWING...
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Old.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2012 2:46:05 AM

This is the result when law abiding citizens are deprived thier rights to carry concealed firearms to defend themselves. Criminals LOVE "gun free zones." Just look at IL, CA, DC.
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I very much agree, mrjames1818.
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Interesting....

Gasoline prices?
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The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun
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5
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old news
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older
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Week Old
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