Kitsap County Sheriff Deputy J. Childs waits at the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue as police search for a robbery suspect Saturday. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Kitsap County Sheriff Deputy J. Childs waits at the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue as police search for a robbery suspect Saturday. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Bainbridge police search for gas station robber

Bainbridge Island police are still looking for the man who robbed the Chevron gas station on High School Road early Saturday afternoon.

A man in his 20s entered the gas station just before 1 p.m., displayed a crowbar and demanded money, said Bainbridge Police Sgt. Ben Sias.

The man then left the gas station on foot, headed south, Sias said.

He escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

Sias said the gas station employee was not assaulted during the robbery.

Bainbridge police, with the assistance of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, set up a perimeter from High School Road to downtown’s Winslow Way, hoping to corral the thief. Police units were also stationed on Madison Avenue and Ericksen Avenue.

A canine unit was brought in from Bremerton to track the suspect, starting at the gas station on High School Road.

Police were still looking for the suspect at 2:30 p.m.

An officer interviewed the gas station employee, and police also collected evidence at the scene.

After her interview with police, the employee told a fellow cashier: “I’m taking a break.”

“You deserve it,” came the reply.

The robbery was unrelated to an earlier incident in Winslow Saturday, where police cars with lights on were stationed at both ends of the downtown plaza.

That police activity was in response to an earlier call about a disgruntled employee at a downtown business.

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