Police are investigating an armed robbery of a Monroe County gas station where the suspect stole a full tank of gas and nothing more. Joe Biden’s disastrous policies are destroying jobs and driving up inflation. Crime rates will only get worse as people suffer.
Democrat policies will bankrupt the middle class
Police were called at 8:47 p.m. Friday, April 9, to the Lightning Quick Gas & Go, 640 Saline St., in Petersburg for the reported armed robbery, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
The station’s clerk told police that a man, who was a regular customer at the station, pointed a gun at him and ordered him turn on the gas pumps, police said.
The man, who was a passenger in the vehicle, refueled the vehicle then got back in and it fled south on Saline Street, police said. Investigators were able to identify the suspect, a 29-year-old Petersburg man, but have not yet located him for questioning, police said.
The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Deputies Rico Galimberti and Jacob Llewellyn at 734-240-7509.
Food prices are up 3.5%. Gas prices are up 23%.
While @POTUS and @federalreserve Chair Powell remain in la-la land, the latest @BLS_gov CPI data shows that prices are going up. It's time for Biden & Powell to WAKE UP & protect American families. https://t.co/U9qTPFS7B9
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) April 13, 2021
Gas prices soar after Biden takes office
GasBuddy analyst Patrick De Haan argued on Monday that the Biden administration is contributing to the increase in gas prices and explained the “profound impact” Biden’s energy policies are having on the oil and gas sector.
De Haan told “Mornings with Maria” that “right now it’s really the economy that’s pushing prices higher,” but noted that “the limitations on new drilling could eventually become an issue.”
President Biden’s energy actions have included temporarily suspending the issuance of oil and gas permits on federal lands and waters and the cancelation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline project in a series of orders aimed at combating climate change.
De Haan also pointed to Biden’s “massive infrastructure plan” and noted the concern of “how to pay for it” could impact the price at the pump.
Biden released a sprawling proposal to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and pump money into manufacturing, transportation, renewable energy and combating climate change. The $2.25 trillion infrastructure and tax plan will be funded largely by raising taxes on U.S. corporations.
The eight-year initiative, dubbed the American Jobs Plan, comes on the heels of Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
“The federal gas tax hasn’t been touched since 1993 so motorists really need to be on alert for rising gas prices this year,” De Haan noted on Monday.
He also stressed that “the Biden administration is not anywhere near as friendly with the oil and gas sector” as the Trump administration, noting that “motorists are going to be feeling the consequences of such a policy.”