Surveillance photo released of robber who beat 3 with pipe at Fort Collins gas station

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Fort Collins police have released a surveillance photo of a robber who beat three people with a metal pipe during a Thursday gas station robbery.

Police on Friday asked people who spot the suspect or know his whereabouts to call 911.

"Do not attempt to contact him directly as he is considered armed and dangerous," police warned in a news release.

Officers responded at 12:18 p.m. Thursday to a robbery at the One-Stop gas station, located at 2025 S. College Ave., said police spokeswoman Rita Davis.

A man entered the store with a metal pipe and assaulted three people during the robbery, Davis said.

Two men and a woman were treated for injuries at a hospital and released.

The robber ran from the store. Police searched the area, but could not find the man.

The robber is described as a white man with an olive complexion, who is about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He has dark, curly hair and was wearing eye glasses, dark clothing and a dark baseball cap.

Police ask anyone who has information on the suspect's location or who sees a man matching this description in the area of the gas station to call Fort Collins police at 970-221-6540.

Anyone with information about the incident or identity of the suspect is asked to call Fort Collins Police Detective Bryan Vogel at 970-416-2392. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868. Crime Stoppers may also be reached through their web site at www.stopcriminals.org.

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