On Wednesday, July 19th Detective Nick Thompson with the Sioux City Police Department said police are looking for as many as 4 suspects in 7 armed robberies but believe 1 suspect is connected to six of them.
That suspect is described as a White Male, possibly mixed race (Native or Hispanic) in his 20â€™s, 5foot 10inches tall weighing about 150lbs and is accused of robbing those six locations in Sioux City with his face covered brandishing a black handgun.
The robberies include Kum & Go on Gordon Drive on July 4th and July 19th, Advance Auto on Gordon Drive on March 5th, Central Mart on Morningside Avenue on May 21st and July 10th, and AutoZone on July 19th. Police are not saying at this time the amount of money stolen at each robbery except that it wasnâ€™t enough for the amount of time in prison the suspect could get for the crime.
The seventh robbery on July 17th at Pronto Express on Highway 75 they believe to not be connected. The suspects in that Robbery are described as a White Male about 5foot 10inches to 5foot 11inches and 180-200lbs. The second suspect a mixed race male in his 20â€™s 5foot 10 inches to 6foot tall. This suspect displayed a sawed off shotgun during the robbery.
Detective Thompson says that business owners should take advantage of police offerings on how to prevent a robbery and identify a robbery may take place as well as a plan for if you are robbed. He says businesses should always comply with a robber and that having high-quality camera footage is helpful in identifying and capturing suspects after a robbery.
Camera footage from the robberies was released by the Sioux City Police Department. They are asking for the publics assistance in identifying the suspects in the robberies. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward if a suspect is arrested and/or convicted for the crime. You can contact Crime Stoppers at 712-258-8477 or the Sioux City Police Department at 712-279-6440