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Man arrested in Roosevelt gas station attack

<p>51-year-old Sunoco gas station attendant Mahmut Konuk was knocked unconscious Thursday night by a pair of vice grips, according to police.</p>

News 12 Staff

Dec 1, 2018, 3:19 AM

Updated 2,004 days ago

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Police have made an arrest in a violent gas station robbery in Roosevelt.
51-year-old Sunoco gas station attendant Mahmut Konuk was knocked unconscious Thursday night by a pair of vice grips, according to police.
Police say after the attack, the suspect stole money from Konuk's pockets and took off on a bicycle.
Police say they have found their suspect, Vernon Lowe, 53. He has been charged with robbery, assault, criminal mischief, criminal possession of a weapon and resisting arrest.
A short time after the attack, police say they found Lowe's bike on a front lawn on Pennywood Avenue. They then spotted Lowe coming out of a house, and he tried to make a run for it. After a brief struggle with police, Lowe was arrested.
James Oksum was working in the gas station's mini-mart when he was alerted by a customer of the violent assault.
"He almost killed Mamut, I mean when I found out, this guy was on the floor passed out. I thought they shot him or something," says Oksum. "I mean it's not worth it for a couple hundred dollars trying to hurt people like that."
Oksum says Konuk was released from the hospital Friday after getting 30 stitches in his head.


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