Greenfield gas station clerk victim of attempted armed robbery

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GREENFIELD, IND. — An armed man forced a gas station clerk from her store at knife-point overnight.

The clerk works at the Speedway gas station in the 1200 block of North State Street, near McKenzie Road, in Greenfield.

Greenfield Detective Sergeant J.D. Fortner told Fox59 they received a panic alarm from the gas station around midnight.

Fortner said the suspect told the clerk to open the register, remove the money and to come with him. He then dragged her out of the store and into the parking lot. Officers responded to the scene quickly and found the suspect trying to force the clerk into his vehicle.

Fortner said officers asked the clerk ‘Did you hit the alarm? Did you hit the alarm?’ The clerk replied ‘Yes, I did!’

As soon as the suspect saw police, he let the clerk go but refused to drop his knife and started to come toward one of the officers. That’s when a second officer used a stun gun to subdue the suspect and took him into custody.

Police said the suspect, identified as Brandon Hendrickson, 35, could face multiple charges, including but not limited to, attempted armed robbery, battery, and criminal confinement.

Medics transported Hendrickson to Hancock Regional Hospital to be checked out.

The clerk suffered minor injuries in the altercation.

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