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Blue Mound Police Investigate Robbery
A gas station in a small Macon County community is operating without a cash register after a bold robbery Monday night.
Police said a suspect walked into the Casey's on Railroad Avenue in Blue Mound, picked up the cash register, and ran out the door.
The robbery happened around 10:00 p.m.
Blue Mound Police Chief Tom Bingaman said the suspect appeared to wait in the parking lot until the gas station cleared out, then made his move.
"What happened was the employee was doing the cleaning outside the kitchen, heard the door open, heard a loud noise and saw an individual grab the cash register and go out with it," Bingaman said.
He said there was less than $100 in the cash register. The suspect didn't interact with any employees or show any weapon.
Police continue to investigate.
The last robbery in Blue Mound happened in 1997.