CEDAR LAKE — Police are asking for help identifying a suspect who allegedly robbed a Zip Foods at gunpoint Thursday morning.
The store's clerk told police a white man carrying a blue suitcase approached the counter about 6:20 a.m. and demanded all of the money in the register, pointing a sawed-off shotgun at the employee.
Police said the clerk handed the man $150, prompting the suspect to leave the convenience store, located in the 7200 block of West 132nd Place. It is unknown if he fled on foot or in a vehicle.
The man is described as having gray/white hair and a matching colored beard, police said. At the time of the alleged robbery, he had been wearing a black and red checkered flannel, gray hoodie, blue jeans, black sunglasses and a maroon shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Chief Carl Brittingham at 219-374-5416, ext. 118, or by email at email@example.com.