BPD seeks public assistance in finding suspect allegedly involved in recent armed robbery
Officials seek the public's assistance in identifying or locating an armed robbery suspect allegedly involved in a January 3rd robbery at Casey's General Store, 930 West National Avenue, Brazil.
"This community has been a great assistance to law enforcement during cases like this in the past," said Brazil Police Department Detective Graig Bass about the active investigation. "We really appreciate their cooperation and support. This suspect did have a handgun during the robbery, so we consider him armed and dangerous at this time. No one was injured during the incident, but we don't want people to interact with this person either about this case. If they have information, they can report it, and let our officers take it from there."
An alert employee noticed a man loitering around the store shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday. When he approached the cash register, placed an item on the counter, the suspect showed a handgun while demanding money.
The white male suspect is described as having a thin build, blue eyes, and was approximately five-feet-six-inches tall.
The photos from the store's security cameras are not the best quality, admitted Bass, who believes people will see something unique.
"We think people who look at these photos will be able to recognize the clothing," said Bass.
The pictures show the suspect wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt with some type of white design between the shoulder blades, a black shirt underneath the sweatshirt, dark-colored jeans, and white-black Air Jordan style shoes. There is also appears to be some type of white tag or badge hanging on the front of his jeans.
The suspect was reported to be wearing a black mask with a white skull design and a black stocking cap.
It's possible there was more than one person involved during the Sunday morning robbery.
After given an undisclosed amount by the employee during the robbery, Bass said the suspect exited the building, entered a dark-colored SUV, which left the scene traveling westbound on US 40.
"There might be more than one person involved," said Bass, who confirmed the investigators believe the vehicle came from the west. "Anyone who might have been in that area at the time of the robbery, seen something, or has information about the suspect, please call," said Bass. "They can call the Brazil Police Department, but it's probably best to call Clay County Dispatch. Our officers are on duty 24-7, and that way, information can get to the officers the fastest."
The Brazil Police Department can be reached at (812) 446-2211 extension 208 or by calling Clay County Dispatch at (812) 446-2535 extension 5 for dispatch. People can also email any tips to email@example.com.
Further details are unavailable due to the active investigation. The Times will update this story when official information is made available.