Police search for suspect after robbery at Anderson Village Pantry

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ANDERSON, Ind.– Police are searching for a suspect after a robbery at an Anderson business Tuesday morning.

The robbery occurred around 4:15 a.m. at the Village Pantry located at 1000 West Cross Street.

Police say the male suspect entered the store and approached a store employee, who was preparing food. The suspect grabbed the employee by the neck and demanded money. The employee told police the suspect was armed with a claw hammer.

The employee was treated at the hospital and released.

The suspect fled from the store on foot with a small amount of cash from the register.

Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 20s, 6’2″ and 175 pounds. He was wearing a dark-colored long-sleeve shirt, dark pants and a black bandana that was covering part of his face. He also had sunglasses and black leather gloves.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Detective Cliff Cole at (765) 648-6654 or leave an anonymous message at Crime Stoppers (765) 649-8310.

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