Gas Station Robber Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence

July 16, 2014

Gas Station Robber Gets Lengthy Prison Sentence

7/16/14 - A prison sentence has been handed down the man believed to have robbed the same Lyon Township gas station at gunpoint on three separate occasions. 25-year-old Douglas Duane Austin was charged with three counts of armed robbery for a string of incidents at the Kensington Mobil gas station on Grand River – two last December and another in January. He pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery in exchange for the third being dropped. He was sentenced yesterday to prison for the next 12 to 30 years, with credit for 173 days served. Following the robberies, Austin was identified by Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Snider, who had responded to an injury accident on January 23rd and noticed that the passenger in the vehicle matched the description of the suspect and surveillance photos previously made public. Austin was arrested on a narcotics warrant out of Flint Township at the scene but then positively identified by one of the robbery victims through a photo line-up. Austin allegedly implicated himself in all three robberies during a subsequent interview. (TD)

Share: Share on Facebook

Back to WHMI Home Page
Email This Article to a Friend
Your Name:
Friend's Email: