Armed robbery in Council Bluffs, Monday


November 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are looking for two men who were involved in the robbery of a loan company Monday afternoon. Officials say officers were called to Browns Loan at 717 West Broadway in Council Bluffs, at around 12:15-p.m.  Upon review of surveillance video, officers learned a Caucasian man entered the store and approached the front counter, where he pointed a silver-colored handgun at the clerk and ordered him to the ground.

A second male suspect is observed on video entering the store. That man, and the suspect with a gun then broke the glass on two display cabinets and removed several handguns before leaving the store heading south on foot.

The first suspect was described as being about 6-feet tall with a slender build. He wore jeans, a teal green colored hoodie with a yellow stocking hat. He also wore a dark colored backpack with rainbow colors on the back. The second suspect was an Hispanic male, about 6-feet tall with an average build. He wore dark colored clothing.

Anyone who might have seen the suspects is asked to call the Council Bluffs Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, at 712-328-4763.

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