Police investigating gas station robbery

MARIETTA – Police are investigating a robbery at a Harmar Hill gas station that took place between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

A safe with an undisclosed amount of money was taken from Par Mar Stores at 101 Alta St., said Sgt. Rod Hupp of the Marietta Police Department.

“My understanding is that there was an extensive amount of damage caused by the people who broke in,” said Hupp.

The suspects forced entry through the back of the building, he said.

“They damaged the exterior wall and got in that way,” he said.

The suspects caused additional property damage inside the business, which was still closed Wednesday evening.

Calls made to Par Mar Stores officials were not immediately returned.

The theft was discovered by the owner or an employee of the business who reported for work around 3 a.m. Wednesday, said Hupp.

Police are processing evidence that was collected from the scene. Hupp would not elaborate on what evidence was collected.

Anyone with information surrounding the burglary is asked to contact Marietta Police Department at 376-2007.