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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Suspect bites clerk during robbery

  • A convenience store clerk suffered a bite to his hand during a struggle with a robber early Thursday morning in Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.
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  • A convenience store clerk suffered a bite to his hand during a struggle with a robber early Thursday morning in Leavenworth, a police spokesman said.
    Authorities now are looking for the robber, who got away with what was described as a small amount of money.
    The robbery was reported shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday at a BP station at 300 N. Fourth St., according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
    A man reportedly entered the store, approached the clerk and demanded money from the cash register.
    "The suspect also displayed a handgun," Nicodemus said.
    The suspect grabbed money after the clerk opened the register. Then there was a struggle between the two men. The suspect eventually fled the scene on foot.
    The suspect still had the gun when he left. No shot was fired during the struggle.
    Nicodemus said the clerk's bite injury was to his left hand. He was treated at the scene by Leavenworth County EMS personnel.
    The suspect has been described as a black man in his 20s or 30s. He has a thin build and is between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall. He has a shaved head. He may have a goatee and thin mustache. He was wearing all black clothing.
    Nicodemus said authorities may release a video surveillance image of the suspect if they are unable to identify him.
    People with information about the suspect are asked to contact the Leavenworth Police Department at 651-2260. People also can leave anonymous tips by calling the department's Clue Line at 682-CLUE, or 682-2583.

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