Knife used in armed robbery

A man pulled a knife on a customer outside a Seymour convenience store Wednesday night, took money and then fled on foot.

The 32-year-old victim was not injured, but he gave the suspect $30 once the knife was displayed.

Officer Devlin McMindes with the Seymour Police Department responded to a report of robbery at Casey’s General Store, 400 N. O’Brien St., at 8:02 p.m.

Upon arrival at the scene, McMindes found a man on the north side of the convenience store who said he was putting air in the tires of his vehicle when another man walked up to him and asked for a cigarette.

As he reached into his pocket for a cigarette, the suspect displayed a knife and pointed it at the man, police said.

The suspect then told the man he would just take his money, and the victim gave him $30 in cash. He then fled on foot heading east.

Police did a K-9 sweep of the area and interviewed a person fitting the description of the suspect, but it was not him.

He is believed to be white, between the age of 25 and 30, and 5 feet, 10 inches tall. He also has a goatee and was wearing a Carhartt-type jacket at the time.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to assist with the search for the suspect.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to call the Seymour Police Department at 812-522-1234.

Police said this could serve as a warning to people to be on guard while they are outside and to check their surroundings.

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Zach Spicer is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at zspicer@tribtown.com or 812-523-7080.