Brazen and bold, A robbery suspect meant business from the moment he stepped into the Kwik Shop at 40th and "A" Streets.
"As soon as he walks through the door, he already has the handgun out and the backpack over his shoulder. At that time, right away, the clerk knows something is wrong, that is is an actual robbery," said L.P.D. Officer Shane Winterbauer.
Video surveillance shows the suspect confronting a customer, and escorting him out of the store at gunpoint. "He approached the counter and told the clerk this was a robbery, threw his backpack, which was black as well, on the counter and said fill the bag," added Officer Winterbauer.
Rather than risk his life, a clerk emptied the register into the backpack, then the suspect walked out the door with a grand total of an undisclosed amount of cash.
Officer Winterbauer continued "the employees in this case did a really good job of following procedure and removing money from the drawer and depositing it in into their safe on a regular basis. Therefore, the dollar amount loss in the robbery itself is fairly low, due to their diligence."
The man stole a little more than enough money to buy a new video game. If caught and convicted, that game could be obsolete by the time he gets out of prison. "It's a class 2 felony. If convicted it's minimum of one year and a max of 50 years in prison," said Officer Winterbauer.
The suspect does a good job of covering himself in black, even wearing a ski mask over his face, but police know he is a white man in his 20's, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot with a slender build.
Call crimestoppers to put this rogue robber behind bars.