JC police probe armed robbery

An armed robbery was reported at 8:48 p.m. Thursday at the Family Dollar store, 713 Madison St.

A subject entered the store shortly before closing, flourished a handgun and demanded money. The suspect, who was wearing some type of Halloween mask and a hooded jacket, struck the victim in the face with the weapon and then forced the victim to the cash register.

The victim complied, and the suspect fled on foot.

Jefferson City police are investigating. Anyone with information may contact the Jefferson City Police Department at 634-6400 or CrimeStoppers at 659-TIPS (8477) or online at www.jeffcitycrimestoppers.com.

For more details, see Saturday's News Tribune.

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