McCORDSVILLE — Police are seeking the public’s help in investigating the armed robbery of a McCordsville gas station, the second such crime to occur at the location this month, officials said.

Two masked men entered the Village Pantry, 5964 W. Broadway St., McCordsville, early Tuesday, pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money, police said.

Now, detectives with the McCordsville Police Department are asking residents to help identify the two suspects. They’ve released images of the alleged robbers in hopes the public can aid in identifying them.

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Two men entered the Village Pantry just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. One was armed with a semiautomatic handgun, which he held while ordering the store’s employees to hand over cash from the register, police said.

The men snatched the money, along with several packages of cigars and cigarettes before running from the store on foot, police said.

The first suspect was described as a thin-build black male standing approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, police said. He was wearing dark clothing, sunglasses and a blue and orange baseball cap. He used a black bandanna to cover his face, police said.

The second suspect was described as a thin-build black male standing between 5 feet 6 inches tall and 5 feet 8 inches tall, police said. He was wearing a brown long-sleeve shirt and dark pants. He used a black ski mask to cover his face, police said.

Tuesday’s incident was the second time this month the location has been robbed at gunpoint, McCordsville Police Detective Nathan Garner said.

On Nov. 7, two men reportedly entered the gas station and threatened the clerk with a gun, according to reports. Both men now face robbery charges in Hancock and Marion counties, records show.

In response to the two robberies, McCordsville police officers have increased their patrols of the area near the gas station in an effort to keep employees and customers safe, Garner said.

Employees at the Village Pantry declined to comment on the situation.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the McCordsville Police Department at 317-335-2812.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.