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Police look for armed man who robbed Mexican grocery in Lawrence

Updated: 2013-12-15T15:37:08Z

Police are looking for an armed man who robbed a Mexican grocery in Lawrence Saturday evening.

A man armed with a handgun entered La Tiendita at 3022 Iowa St. shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday.

The clerk told police that the man demanded money and then fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police released surveillance photos of the robber, who was described as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds.

He was wearing a black hat, a black hooded-sweatshirt and a jean jacket.

The clerk told police that the robber spoke only in Spanish.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or the CrimeStoppers at 785-843-TIPS (843-8477).

Robert A. Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com

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