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Armed robbery at Cigarette Outlet in Cedar Rapids


CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)-- A Cedar Rapids business was robbed Thursday night. Cedar Rapids Police say two men entered the Cigarette Outlet on 1st Avenue Northeast around 9:30 Thursday, each armed with a gun. Two female clerks were inside at the time. They told police that the men forced them to the ground, then took money out of two cash registers, along with an Iowa Lottery register. Police say the men also took several packages of cigarettes.  The suspects ran from the business.

No one was harmed in the armed robbery.

Police are looking for two black men, ages 35-40. One suspect was wearing a white or light tan jacket, another was wearing a long black coat, and a scarf covering his face.

Call the Cedar Rapids Police Department with any information.

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