Indianapolis police use Cheez Whiz to help solve armed robbery

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Jars of Kraft Foods Group Inc. Cheez Whiz are displayed for sale at a supermarket. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 9, 2016) – IMPD detectives are using fingerprints they recovered from a jar of Cheez Whiz to help solve an armed robbery.

According to police, the robbery occurred on Monday night around 8 p.m. at the Kroger pharmacy located at 5810 East 71st Street.

Witnesses say two black males approached the pharmacy counter with a jar of Cheez Whiz. They set the Cheez Whiz on the counter and handed the cashier a note. One of the males also pulled a silver revolver just above the counter. The note stated “this is a robbery,” and it contained a list of prescription medicines they wanted.

The pharmacist handed over the requested prescription drugs, and the men fled the scene in an unknown direction.

According to witnesses, the males were about five feet nine inches tall. One man was wearing a black sweat suit.  The other man was wearing a grey Aero hoodie, khakis, and a neon green skull cap.

The men left the jar of Cheez Whiz on the counter, and police are using it to recover their fingerprints.