Kokomo police seek suspects who fired at clerk during robbery getaway

Police are looking for two suspects in a robbery at a Kokomo convenience store. (Photo: Kokomo Police)
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KOKOMO, Ind. (WTHR) - Police in Kokomo are searching for a pair of robbery suspects who fired a gun at a store clerk Friday.

The robbery happened at the One Stop Express on North Washington Street around 4:15 p.m. Witnesses told police two men entered the business, with one approaching the counter while the other stayed by the door.

When the man by the counter tried to steal a display case, the clerk engaged him in a struggle. The suspect eventually got out of the store with the case.

As the clerk began chasing the fleeing suspects, one of the men fired a shot at the clerk. Witnesses say the men ran to the area near Monroe Street and got into a black mid-size SUV with tinted windows, which drove east on Monroe toward Washington.

No one was injured. An undisclosed amount of cellular phone and CBD accessories were stolen in the robbery.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Scott Purtee at (765) 456-7322 or the KPD Hotline at (765) 456-7017. Tips may also be called anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at (800) 222-TIPS.

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