The Great Bend Police Department continues to investigate an armed robbery reported just after 11 p.m. last Saturday at the Cerv’s convenience store at 10th and Main.
A clerk at the store told police she had been robbed at gunpoint Saturday night. A suspect in a gray hoodie allegedly showed the clerk a handgun and demanded money from the cash drawer. After taking the money, the robber fled on foot.
The robber didn’t take anything else from the store, Lt. William Browne said Tuesday. “No lottery tickets or cigarettes, they didn’t grab a soda on the way out the door.”
The GBPD K-9 unit searched the area, along with officers from the Kansas Highway Patrol and Barton County Sheriff’s Office.
The way the robber was dressed made it impossible for the clerk to determine whether it was a male or female, Browne said.
Even though police did not have much of a description, they received a call at 12:14 a.m. Sunday that someone who might be the suspect had come into the Presto store at 2337 Washington St. They were looking for a person of unknown sex and race, between 5 foot 5 inches and 5 foot 9 inches tall, who was wearing black pants and a hoodie, with what appeared to be a dark bandana covering the face.
“We have not arrested anybody,” Browne said Tuesday. However, detectives have several leads to follow, he added.
Officers were also able to obtain surveillance video, but so far they have not released any photos.
Anyone with information about the robbery may leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers, 792-1300. For toll-free calls outside of Great Bend call 888-305-1300. Tipsters don’t give their names, but may be eligible for a cash reward if their information leads to an arrest.