Bluffs convenience store robbed again


July 4th, 2014 by Ric Hanson

A Council Bluffs convenience store that was the subject of a robbery June 22nd, was hit again Friday morning, possibly by the same suspect. Authorities say at around 10:25-a.m., a white male in his 20’s entered the Kum and Go store at 154 Bennett Avenue in Council Bluffs and ordered a customer to the floor. He also demanded the clerk open up the cash drawer, then reached over and grabbed an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the area.

During the incident, the suspect, who was described at being 5-feet 8-inches tall, wore a black-colored hooded sweatshirt with the word “Tap Out” on it, a black beanie on his head, blue jeans, UnderArmor gloves and a garment covering his mouth and nose. He kept his right hand in his pocket, and never displayed a weapon.

The suspect got away black, two-door Oldsmobile 88, said to have been driven by an Hispanic male who had long dark hair in a ponytail, wore a black sleeveless shirt and had a tattoo on his left shoulder. The vehicle had taped-over Nebraska license plates and gray primer color on the driver’s door.

The incident remains under investigation.