Men armed with a semi-automatic handgun and driving a late model Mercedes-Benz robbed a Methuen gas station and convenience store this morning.
Two men entered Sunoco Plus, 119 Merrimack St., at 7:20 and robbed the store at gunpoint. The department received an alarm call as well as a 911 call from a customer in the store.
Methuen Police arrived and spoke with two employees as well as a customer in the store who confirmed a robbery had taken place. The men entered the store, one with a black semi-automatic handgun, and demanded all the money. One man pointed a gun at the clerk behind the counter. The employee handed over cash from the register as well as six packs of Newport Green cigarettes. The two exited the store and, according to a witness, got into a two door, “very clean,” 2006-2010 black Mercedez-Benz. The vehicle then turned right onto Merrimack Street, heading towards Haverhill.
The suspect with the handgun was described as a thin dark Hispanic male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black mask over his face and dark colored pants. The second suspect, who went behind the counter, was described as a white, approximately five feet, nine inches tall, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with an orange and yellow design, black warmup pants with two white stripes down the side, black gloves and black sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked t call Methuen Police at (978) 983-8698 or Detective Thomas McMenamon at (978) 983-8658.