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ARMED ROBBERY: Suspect Stole Cash, Cigarettes

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Des Moines police are searching for a man who robbed an east side store Wednesday morning.

Police say the Cigarette Outlet at 2800 University was robbed at 11:20 a.m. Witnesses told police a man wearing a black face mask entered the store and demanded money and cigarettes.

The man pointed a handgun at the clerk and got away with an unknown amount of cash. Police say he left the store heading eastbound on foot.

If you have any information about the robbery you’re asked to contact local law enforcement.