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Police ask for information about Le Mars robbery suspect

Friday, October 26, 2012

Le Mars Police are investigating a report of a robbery from a resident in Armel Acres Mobile Home Estates, 930 Fourth St. S.W.

The robbery was reported to have occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, police reported

The resident, who lives on the north end of Oak street in Armel Acres, reported to police that a man knocked on the door of the residence and demanded money, according to a Le Mars Police press release issued Thursday.

The resident told police the man who had a black handgun left with an undisclosed amount of cash, said Stuart Dekkenga, police chief.

The person who reported the robbery described the man as being 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a slim build, blonde hair and green eyes, the police report stated.

The public should be aware this incident has been reported to police and take appropriate precautions, Dekkenga said.

"If somebody is knocking at your door and you're uncomfortable, if you can't see who it is or you don't know who it is, just don't open the door," Dekkenga said. "The precautions could also include talking to the person through the door."

Police have not received any other similar reports, he said.

"If anyone either saw something or had a similar experience, they should call the police department at 546-4113," Dekkenga said.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction for any felony crime. The call to Crime Stoppers is confidential and the person calling does not have to give their name.

Crime Stoppers is sponsored by the Plymouth County Peace Officers Association.