Three black males are being sought for a string of similar, but not always successful gas station heists this weekend in Mattawan and Portage. Their modus operandi was to distract the employees and then slip into the managers office to look for cash. Similar incidents were reported twice at gas stations along South Westnedge on Saturday. At the Citgo in Mattawan late Sunday morning, they hit pay-dirt finding nearly 45-hundred dollars in an unlocked drawer. The theft might have gone undetected for sometime if the thief had not left his cell phone behind and had to go back to get it. Thats when he was spotted out of place by an employee, and after a confrontation, they fled. They were between 35 and 50-years old wearing dark clothing. One of them was wearing an old style golf hat. Its believed they made their getaway south on C.R. 652 in what appeared to be a white Cadillac. Detectives are going thru surveillance video to try and find pictures.
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