Bluffs robbery under investigation


January 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are investigating an armed robbery that took place Saturday night. Officials say at around 7:42-p.m., an armed robbery was reported at 1900 8th Avenue, in Council Bluffs. Two victims, whose names were not released, claimed cash and a cell phone were taken from them by two men. The victims said one of the suspects brandished a revolver during the robbery. Both suspects, a black male and a white male, were wearing dark-colored clothing. They fled the area in a small red car.

Officials say when two Council Bluffs Police Officers located a vehicle matching the suspects’ vehicle at a local gas and convenience store, two suspects fled the scene on foot, as the officers approached a group of people standing near the vehicle.

Two people were detained for questioning, one of whom was identified as having been involved in the robbery. The suspects’ name has not been released. The incident remains under investigation by the Council Bluffs Criminal Investigation Division.