CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating three armed robberies that have occurred since Sunday, November 12th. The suspect may have also committed a robbery in Hiawatha this week.
The suspect is described as a black male, between 6'0'' and 6'2", 200-240 pounds, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, white mask, and armed with a silver handgun. The suspect is last seen leaving on foot from the robbery locations.
The robberies in Cedar Rapids have occurred at the following locations:
- Sunday, November 12th - 5:44 p.m. - Discount Liquor, 2933 1st Avenue SE
- Monday, November 13th - 7:28 p.m. - Dairy Queen, 2100 6th Street SW
- Wednesday, November 15th - 10:25 p.m. - Smokin' Joes, 2315 Mt. Vernon Road SE
Surveillance photographs of the suspect are available for download from the Cedar Rapids Police Department's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cedarrapidspolicedepartment.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is encouraged to call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME or text CRIMES (274637) and in the message/subject, type 5227 and your tip. You can continue to trade information with an investigator. Text STOP to opt out at any time.
Disclaimer: Any arrest information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.