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Independence police investigate armed robbery

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INDEPENDENCE (KWWL) -

Independence police are investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Dollar General Store on Tuesday night.

Assistant Chief of Police Darwin Meyer says a man walked into the store at around 8:28 p.m. on Tuesday night and took an undetermined amount of cash from an open register during a transaction.

Meyer says the man immediately left the store and headed west on foot.

Meyer says the man is described as being 5'5", 160 pounds with a medium build. He was reportedly wearing a black, extra long hoodie, a black ski mask and blue jeans.

Meyer says the man was carrying a knife or box cutter at the time of the robbery.

If you have any information, call the Independence Police Department at 319-334-2520.

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