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Cedar Rapids liquor store robbed at gunpoint


This news story was published on November 24, 2020.
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Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Cedar Rapids liquor store was robbed at gunpoint and a suspect remains at-large.

On Thursday, November 19 at approximately 7:30 PM, Cedar Rapids police officers responded to the Hy-Vee at 3235 Oakland Road NE for an armed robbery. A Hy-Vee employee called to report a clerk working in the Wine and Spirits area was robbed at gunpoint.

Officers arrived on scene and searched the area for the suspect described as a black male wearing a black sweatshirt and black face mask armed with a handgun.

The suspect was not located. There is an ongoing investigation.

No injuries were reported.

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6 Responses to Cedar Rapids liquor store robbed at gunpoint

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 25, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    I’m so sorry that you didn’t read this, and understand it. That isn’t racist in the least. What were the witnesses supposed to say that you wouldn’t consider racist? Dark colored clothes? Dark colored mask? Very dark gray sweatshirt? What would please you?
    Quit being so picky. Really racist people and people who try their best to start bs, are a big part of the problem.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 24, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Yikes. That description is pretty, pretty racist.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 25, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      You know it’s not racial profiling after the crime is committed right?

    • Samantha C Yoder Reply Report comment

      November 25, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      How is that racist? They were giving a description of the suspect????? Explain to me how they could describe somebody who just robbed a place at gunpoint wearing a black sweatshirt black facemask and was black without hurting your feelings? Get real. People need to pull their heads out of their a**es!!!!!

      • Natasha Brown Reply Report comment

        November 25, 2020 at 4:40 pm

        Be smarter. Get out of your feelings and take your own head out of your own ass. This is obviously the comment of a racist. Race bating. You do know people do that right? I sense hints of sarcasm in his statement and he bated replies. Also don’t be insensitive and ignorant. There are real people actually being discriminated against for nothing. This is also why I know the comment had no sustenance. If you want to get fed up about something and fake care that you are so tired of something (sensed in your reply). Be tired of that. Take up for that or recognize and call BS i.e. the idiot from above and call them out on it. Say nice try.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          November 27, 2020 at 3:49 am

          Natasha…I don’t think ‘sustenance’ is the word you were looking for.

          The comment was meant to poke fun at the article for using the word ‘black’ several times in the suspect’s description. Often, the descriptions of Black perps are so PC vague they are of no use. Let’s hear you counter that fact using an argument with substance.