Ames, IA

Ames Police Investigate Armed Robbery at Gas Station

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AMES, IA (News Wave) - According to a press release from the Ames Police Department issued on Friday, November 17, 2023, in the early hours of Friday, November 17, the Ames Police Department responded promptly to a distress call reporting an armed robbery at the Kum and Go situated at 4510 Mortensen Rd, the incident occurred at approximately 4:27 A.M., leaving local authorities in pursuit of the suspect.

According to the account provided by the store clerk, the suspect is described as a black male, standing approximately 6 feet tall, at the time of the incident, he was reportedly wearing a black coat, a face covering, white shoes, and a distinctive large cross necklace, according to the press release.

The suspect, brandishing a handgun, confronted the clerk and demanded money before making a hasty exit on foot, fleeing northbound from the store, according to the press release.

The Ames Police Department says that it is actively seeking any information that may assist in the ongoing investigation, individuals with relevant details are encouraged to contact the Ames Police Department at (515) 239-5133 or utilize the anonymous tip line at (515) 239-5533.

Alternatively, Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa can be reached at (515) 223-1400, and online anonymous tips can be submitted at www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com.

It is important to note that a criminal charge is an accusation, and individuals involved are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

This information is provided to keep the public informed about ongoing police investigations in a neutral and unbiased manner.


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