Press release from the Joplin Police department
Earlier this morning, at approximately 03:30 am, officers with the Joplin Police Department responded to Kum & Go at 5002 S. Main Street for a report of an armed robbery. During the investigation it was found that two black males entered the store and one was armed with a handgun. The two suspects demanded the store employee to turn over money out of the cash registers. Both suspects then fled the store on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. A K9 track was attempted on scene but no suspects have been located at this time. The first suspect is described as a black male, thin build, and had all black clothing. The second suspect is described as a heavy set black male, wearing a gray adidas jacket. Detectives with the Joplin Police Department are continuing their investigation. If anyone has any information regarding this incident, you are encouraged to contact the Joplin Police Department at 417-623-3131.