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Hunt is on for armed robber


Police are searching for a man who’s thought to be involved in the armed robberies of convenience stores in Logansport, Auburn and now Peru. 

On Saturday at about 8:47 p.m., a white male entered the Conoco gas station/convenience store at 452 West Main Street in Peru, displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the employee, according to the PPD. No one was injured.

The same suspect is believed to have committed similar robberies at convenience stores in Logansport on October 6, and in Auburn on October 9, the report said. 

An employee at the Clark Gas Station, located at 400 West Market St. in Logansport, said that incident occurred about 9:05 p.m. The suspect showed a handgun to the clerk and was wearing a gray stocking hat, a black mask that partially covered his face, but revealed his eyes, nose and part of his cheeks. He was also wearing dark blue jeans, a gray pullover and was about six feet tall, she said. 

According to Indiana State Police Detective Mike Carroll, at about 3:36 a.m. on Oct. 9, a man reportedly entered the Speedway Gas Station located at 1117 W. 7th St. in Auburn, displayed a handgun and demanded cash. No one was injured and only the clerk was present at the time of the robbery, the ISP said. 

Peru police said their suspect is between five foot five and six feet tall, weighs 175 to 200 pounds and is 30 to 40-years-old.

Anyone with any information about these incidents is encouraged to call the PPD Detective Division at (765) 473-2150, extension 113.