ST. LOUIS ( – An employee fought off a would-be robber at a west St. Louis gas station Thursday evening.

The suspect reportedly entered the BP Gas Station in the 3140 block of Olive and announced a robbery around 6 p.m. The suspect was in possession of a gun at the time, according to police.

An employee at the gas station then got into a fight with a suspect, during which the employee was able to take the suspect’s handgun.

The suspect then ran from the scene.

The investigation.

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