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Robber takes cash from convenience store

November 23, 2010

Police cars surround Pak-A-Sak at the corner of Line and North streets Monday night after the convenience store was robbed. Post & Mail photo/Nicole Ott

COLUMBIA CITY — An Indiana State Police Crime Scene Technician and the Columbia City Police Department are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday evening at Pak-a-Sak.
According to Columbia City Police Detective Tim Longenbaugh, at approximately 6:45 p.m. a white male in his late 30’s or early 40’s entered the convenience store at the corner of Line and North streets and approached the clerk. The clerk told police the man lifted his sweatshirt revealing a firearm in the waistband of his pants and demanded money.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect left the store on foot and headed west toward Walnut Street, where a witness saw the man get in a car and head southbound.
No one was injured during the robbery.
The suspect, who was dressed in a gray, hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, a dark colored baseball hat and dark colored boots, remains at large.
Police are also looking for the car used in the robbery. The car is believed to be an older model white Dodge Intrepid, with a block design that angles from the back door to the bottom of the front door.
“If anyone has any information about a vehicle that matches that description or suspect that matches the description, we would like them to call the police department,” Longenbaugh said.

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