Murphy USA is offering a reward for information connected with an alleged armed robbery on Friday afternoon near its Miami service center.
“We are offering a $500 reward to anyone who has information that leads to a conviction in our armed robbery case,” said Mark Rainey, Murphy USA manager.
According to Detective Glenn Johnston, a Welch woman, employed by Murphy USA, was on her way to make a bank deposit at 11 a.m., Dec. 5 when she was reportedly robbed of the deposit bag.
While waiting at a traffic signal at the intersection of 22nd Avenue and N. Main Street, a masked got into her white Jeep Grand Cherokee, police reports indicate.
The woman said the alleged robber told her he had a gun and that she would not get hurt if she did what he said.
“The woman told officers that the man got into her vehicle and made her drive to a remote location near Stepp’s Ford Bridge,” Johnston said.
The alleged masked man then took the money and fled.
The woman told authorities she could not give an accurate description of the alleged gunman because he was wearing a bulky black coat, green gloves and an olive colored facemask.
“We are looking for anyone who may have been at the area of 22nd and N. Main at 11 a.m. last Friday,” Johnston said.
"We are hoping someone saw something that will help with the investigation."
Anyone with information about the alleged robbery is asked to contact Johnston at the Miami Police Department at 542-5585.