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Poland Grocery Store robbed

Saturday, September 1, 2012

POLAND -- Officials are currently on the lookout for two men following an armed robbery in Clay County early Saturday morning.

According to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton, at approximately 8 a.m., Saturday, the Poland Grocery and Hardware Store, 8475 State Road 42, Poland, was robbed.

Heaton told The Brazil Times witnesses said a white man entered the store and allegedly picked up a couple of items before heading toward the cash register.

While there, he allegedly asked for a pack of cigarettes before displaying a handgun to the attendant.

The man then allegedly asked for the money in the register and fled the store.

According to witnesses, the man got into a vehicle, driven by another man. The witnesses said the two then traveled northbound on County Road 850 East, out of Poland.

Heaton said witnesses described the man in the store as being while, approximately 5-feet-10 to 6-0, wearing a black hoodie.

Heaton added the men left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash, cigarettes and two beverages.

Approximately one hour later, a robbery took place at a Dollar General Store located on State Road 67 in Gosport, Ind.

Heaton said witnesses at the Gosport robbery described a white man wearing a black T-shirt.

"We do believe they are connected, but we're still investigating," Heaton said.

He added officials with the Owen County Sheriff's Department got a description of the vehicle the two men were in and a license plate number in addition to surveillance video from the Dollar General.

The investigation is ongoing.

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