Sunday, June 24, 2018

Suspect sought in armed robbery at Zips Convenience Store, 2115 Connecticut Avenue

(From the Joplin Police Department)

Saturday around 2:21 pm Joplin Police Department responded to 2115 S Connecticut Avenue (Zips Convenience Store) in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred. 

Officers responded to the scene and detectives were called in. At this time the suspect is described as a black male, approximately five feet seven inches to five feet nine inches tall. The suspect is described to be of muscular build. The suspect was wearing a black baseball style cap with an unreadable logo on the front, dark gray shirt and gray pants. The suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of money and merchandise. 

The suspect fled the scene in what was described as a black or dark colored 1990’s model Jeep Cherokee. He was armed with a handgun that he displayed to the clerk during the robbery.

No one was injured as a result of the robbery and the investigation is ongoing.

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