Armed robbery reported


Seymour police continue to look for a man suspected of robbing a convenience store on the west side of the city Wednesday afternoon.

Police Chief Bill Abbott said the man displayed a handgun and took an undetermined amount of cash and merchandise, including cigarettes, in the incident, reported at about 2:30 p.m. at the Marathon station at 933 W. Tipton St.

Abbott said no one was injured in the incident and that he is not sure if the man spoke with either of the clerks in the store at the time. There were no customers in the store, he said.

The man left the station on foot and first headed south before turning east, Abbott said.

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Dovie Stidham, who owns a laundromat just behind the station at Brown and Maple streets, said she saw the man run by her business south toward Laurel Street and she saw him turn on Laurel Street.

“I didn’t know they had been robbed,” said Stidham, who also works at the Marathon. The store reopened later in the afternoon.

Seymour officers along with officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police responded to the area to search for the man.

Abbott said the man was described as a white male in his early 20s with medium height and build.

In video security footage, the man had his head and lower face covered and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a black mask, Abbott said.

Anyone with information about the robbery can call police at 812-522-1234.

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