(COUNCIL BLUFFS) An armed robbery occurred at the Lake Manawa Convenience BP gas station at 1115 Veterans Memorial Highway early this (Saturday) morning.
The Council Bluffs Police Department says officers responded to the Convenience store just after midnight where two subjects entered the gas station with one of the subjects armed with a black handgun. The subjects confronted the clerk and demanded money from the cash registers. The suspects stole and undetermined amount of cash along with Newport cigarettes, the clerk’s cell phone battery, and a phone that was located by the cash registers. The suspects then fled the area.
A nearby witness saw the suspects get into a red car, possibly an early 2000’s model Mitsubishi Eclipse or Eagle Talon, bearing Nebraska license plates. The suspects fled the scene westbound on Veterans Memorial Highway. No one was injured during the robbery.
One suspect was described as a black male wearing a black or navy hoodie, dark gray sweatpants and a purple bandana over his face. The other suspect was described as a black male wearing a gray hoodie with light gray sweatpants and a purple bandana over his face.