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Cedar Rapids police searching for suspect in several armed robberies

Incidents took place Nov. 12-15

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating three armed robberies that have occurred since Nov. 12 and is asking the public for help identifying a suspect.

According to a news release, the suspect is described as a man between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 200 to 240 pounds, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, white mask and armed with a silver handgun.

Police said the robberies in Cedar Rapids took place on the following dates and at the following Cedar Rapids locations:

— Sunday, Nov. 12 — 5:44 p.m. — Discount Liquor, 2933 First Ave. SE.

— Monday, Nov. 13 — 7:28 p.m. — Dairy Queen, 2100 Sixth St. SW.

— Wednesday, Nov. 15 — 10:25 p.m. — Smokin’ Joe’s, 2315 Mount Vernon Rd. SE.

Police said the man was last seen leaving on foot from the robbery locations and may also have committed a robbery in Hiawatha last week.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is encouraged to call the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-272-7463 or text the code 5227 to CRIMES (274637).

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