Cedar Rapids police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a liquor store on Thursday afternoon.
According to Sergeant Cristy Hamblin, officers were called to 2933 First Avenue SE just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Hamblin says that two black men, one who was armed with a handgun, walked into the store and robbed it.
The nephew of the owner tells KWWL that when the two men walked in, one asked for a bathroom and then came out with a gun. He says the pair got away with cigarette, chewing tobacco and a couple hundred dollars in cash.
Hamblin says the pair left in a Ford Explorer.
The men were both wearing hoodie sweatshirts. One had red and black vertical stripes, the other had a black body and red sleeves. The second man was also wearing a baseball hat with a red bill.
If you have any information, you are asked to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department.
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