|Joplin Police Officers were called to Payroll Advance Inc. at 2613 South Main St. at about 11 a.m. today (7/14/10) in reference to an armed robbery. Police determined that two men, one armed with a handgun, entered the business and restrained the clerk to a chair. The suspects then took an undetermined amount of cash from the safe and cash drawer andfled the business through the back door. After a period of time the clerk was able to free himself and call for assistance.
Suspect # 1 is described as a white male, 6', 200 pounds, with a goatee and wearing a dark black or blue T-shirt with an emblem of some type on the front and blue jeans. Suspect #2, the one with the handgun, is described as a white male 5'9" to 5'11", 160 pounds, and wearing an off-colored white shirt and blue jeans. Both subjects had what appeared to be panty hose pulled down over their faces.
Detectives with the Joplin Police Department are continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with information about this robbery or the identity of the suspects is encouraged to call the Joplin Police Department at (417) 623-3131 or Crime Stoppers at (417) 869-TIPZ (8479).
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