Store robbed for second time in week
For the second time in a week, a knife-wielding man robbed the SuperAmerica convenience store on North Broadway.
Police were called to the station about 5:50 a.m. today after getting a call from the clerk who said he had just been robbed by a man carrying what police described as a machete. The man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
Police Capt. Jim Pittenger said the same station was robbed late at night April 2. He said the description of both suspects is similar.
The suspect this morning was described as black, in his mid- to late 20s, with short hair. He was wearing a yellow fisherman's hat, a tan shirt and tan baggy pants. He was described as 5-feet-7 to 5-feet-8-inches tall.
A white vehicle was seen in the alley behind the station. Pittenger said it is not known if the vehicle is connected to the robbery.
No one was hurt.
Last week, authorities said a man wielding a butcher knife robbed the station. That clerk said the man also had a handgun in his hip pocket.