Two Men Convicted in Hinckley Gas Station Robbery


Two men have been convicted for their roles in the armed robbery of the Holiday Gas Station in Hinckley.

On November 12, 2018, Nicholas P. Thorston entered the gas station, pointed a gun at the clerk, and demanded him to empty the registers.

An investigation led Pine County Deputies to the Grand Hinckley Inn where they found the suspect and Byron Sternamon who happened to be working at the gas station during the robbery.

In his statement to Deputies, Sternaman claimed that did not see the robbery take place, yet security camera footage showed Sternaman standing behind the register while the robbery took place.

Further questioning revealed that the two had planned the robbery in advance in order to pay back money that Sternaman had stolen from another job.

Thorston was convicted of second degree aggravated robbery in early May and given a sentence of 54 months.

Sternaman was convicted of aiding an offender in March and sentenced to 120 days in jail. He was also given 10 years of supervised probation.


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