UPDATE: Brandon Elmore is charged with 1st Degree Robbery, and misdemeanor stealing. He is being held in the Christian County Jail on a One-hundred thousand dollar cash bond. 

UPDATE: Nixa Police have one male in custody in connection with the armed robbery of the Casey’s gas station in Nixa this morning. Charges are now pending. More information is expected to be released at a later time. 

Nixa, Mo. - The Nixa Police Department continues to search for a suspect involved in an armed robbery this morning.

Police were called to the Casey's gas station on the corner of Main and Aldersgate in Nixa just before 10 a.m. Witnesses reported seeing the suspect running towards the Deerfield Apartments. As a precaution the apartment building was evacuated while officers worked to find the suspect.

During the search witnesses who were at the apartment complex told police they saw two males pull up in a newer 4 door white clean sedan. Witnesses say the passenger was a skinny blonde male with shoulder-length hair in his early 20’s. Witnesses say the driver had brown hair, but they did not get a good look at him because he never got out of the vehicle.

The witnesses say the passenger walked out of vehicle towards the apartments, where they lost sight of him for several moments. The witnesses then saw the passenger come back to the vehicle, remove his clothing and throw it into a dumpster in the apartment complex parking lot.

Witnesses say the passenger then got dressed into a t-shirt and shorts next to the vehicle, got back in the car, and left towards Aldersgate Drive.

With the new information authorities have given the all-clear to residents of the apartment complex and believe the suspect fled the area prior to police arriving on scene.

Nixa Police are looking at video in the area and have retrieved the items from the dumpster.