Police: Panda mask bandit robs Three Rivers gas station

Posted at 11:27 AM, Jun 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-03 11:27:53-04
Photos of Cory Dwyer from Three Rivers Police

Photos of Cory Dwyer from Three Rivers Police

THREE RIVERS, Mich. — Police in Three Rivers say a man wearing a panda mask pistol whipped a gas station clerk during an armed robbery in May, and they are asking for the public’s help in locating him.

The suspect, 23-year-old Cory Joseph Dwyer, allegedly robbed the Shell Gas Station, 503 S. Main St., on May 1.   According  to a Wednesday press release, Dwyer’s last known locations are Sturgis, Mich. and Howe, Ind.

He is described by police as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 140 lbs.  He has brown hair and hazel eyes.   Police say he may be driving a red 1994 Jeep Wrangler with Indiana plate WKD 706.

Police say they recovered the panda mask and firearm Dwyer allegedly used during the robbery a short distance from the gas station.

Anyone with information on Dwyer’s whereabouts is asked to call Three Rivers Police at 269-278-1235 or St. Joseph County Central Dispatch at 269-467-4195.