Sikeston police investiage 'snatch and grab' at convenience store

Friday, May 22, 2009 ~ Updated 9:03 AM

SIKESTON, Mo. - Sikeston police are searching for a suspect who allegedly stole an undetermined amount of money from the U-Pump-It convenience store Thursday night.

According to a news release from Sgt. Jim McMillen a male walked into the convenience store around 9:05 p.m. Thursday and waited as a cashier gave another customer change. As the customer was receiving the money the subject reached across the counter, spun the register around and stole an undetermined amount of cash from the drawer. McMillen said the subject then fled on foot from the business.

When officers arrived on the scene they set up a perimeter and found the cashier "shook up" but not injured. Police interviewed searched the area and interviewed several witnesses at the scene.

McMillen said the suspect is a male, 5'8", thin build, between 17 and 22 years of age. Anyone with information should call 573-471-4711 or Crime Stoppers at 573-471-1500.

Tips may remain anonymous and those with information leading to conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward.

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