Chevron station robbed, employee held at gunpoint

Employee Nik Stoddard grabbed the gun away from the unidentified thief.

In the early morning hours of Aug. 21, an unidentified male entered the Chevron gas station on 17803 Vashon Hwy SW and robbed employee Nik Stoddard at gunpoint.

Stoddard shared surveillance footage from the incident with The Beachcomber, which showed the heavily masked thief entering the store and pointing a gun a Stoddard. He described the thief as a white male in his mid-20s.

Stoddard grabbed the pellet gun the man had pointed at him. The thief made off with the tray, which contained an undisclosed amount of money, within the register but did not take anything else from the store. Stoddard was not injured, but described the encounter as a “very nerve-wracking experience.”

The King County Sheriff was called out to the scene and Stoddard gave a statement to police. Stoddard said that police did locate the stolen cash register tray behind the woods of Island Funeral Service, and the tray was taken in as evidence. Chevron has yet to receive the tray back from the police.

According to Tim Meyer, Media Relations Officer for the King County Sheriff’s Office, the case remains open and active with the King County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit. At this time, no one has been arrested.

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