Suspect sought in Greenwood armed robbery where cashier was beaten

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GREENWOOD, Ind.-- Police in Greenwood are working to identify a the person who robbed a Village Pantry and left the cashier injured.

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The robbery happened on Feb. 16 at the Village Pantry located at the corner of Main and Emerson.

In-store video shows the robber walk into the store during the overnight hours.  He had his face covered and a handgun at the ready.  

The video shows the robber point the gun at the cashier and force him to the cash register.

The cashier appears to put up no resistance, but that didn’t stop the robber from attacking him.

“The clerk was cooperating, and yet he still repeatedly struck the clerk over the head with a gun,” said Greenwood Police Assistant Chief, Matt Fillenwarth.  “Why the extra violence?”

The cashier sustained a head wound and suffered enough blood loss to require a trip to the hospital.

Video of the robbery shows the armed man was in and out of the store in about 45 seconds.

“I guarantee it’s not the first time he’s done a robbery,” Fillenwarth said.  “I guarantee it’s not the first time he’s hurt someone.”

The Village Pantry is located very close to the Greenwood exit to I-65.  Fillenwarth believes that likely provided the crook with a fast getaway.

“Within 3 to 4 minutes, they can be on 465 East, North, they can be 65 North, they can be off the Keystone exit,” he said.

Police describe the suspect as a black male who is about 6 feet tall with a slender build.  He was driving a silver four-door sedan with chrome wheels.

Anyone with information to report can submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS (8477). Your information may be worth a reward of up to $1,000 if it leads to a felony arrest.

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