Thieves armed with baseball bat & hammer rob Bluffs store


October 31st, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs say two persons got away with an undetermined amount of cash following a robbery late Sunday night at a convenience store. Officials say two white men entered the Kum and Go store at 154 Bennett Avenue in Council Bluffs just after 11-p.m., and demanded money from the clerk. The men, armed with a baseball bat and a mechanic’s hammer, were said to have been in their 20’s. The clerk was not injured.

One of the suspects wore a black coat, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a black ski mask. He’s about 5-feet 11-inches tall, and weighed about 200-pounds. The second suspect was also wearing a black coat, and blue jeans. He wore black shoes, and had a  black bandana covering his face.  He was said to be about 5-feet 11-inches tall, and about 170-pounds.

Officials say the case remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Council Bluffs Police at 712-328-4728.