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Jefferson City police seek suspect in attempted robbery

At about 11:30 p.m. Thursday night, officers of the Jefferson City Police Department responded to a panic alarm at the BreakTime Convenience Store located at 1940 West Main Street.

When officers arrived, they contacted the victim, a 35 year old Jefferson City resident, who stated a suspect emerged from the woods to the east of the business and approached him while he was outside cleaning the lot. The suspect produced a handgun and threatened the victim, demanding money. The victim refused to cooperate, and the suspect left the area on foot.

The suspect is believed to be a white male, described as wearing all black clothing to include black shoes, a black zip up sweatshirt and a black t-shirt. The suspect was wearing a royal blue ski mask and displayed a black semi-automatic handgun.

No money was taken during the attempted robbery, and no one was hurt.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call police at 634-6400 or Crimestoppers at 659-TIPS.

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