116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man is accused of stealing tools and lottery tickets from the Hy-Vee Food Store at 279 Collins Rd. NE.
Jason B. Ross, 51, faces two felony charges — first-degree robbery and theft of lottery ticket — and fourth-degree theft, a serious misdemeanor.
Officers said Ross entered the store through the back door and stole a Hy-Vee jacket, several tools and roughly $3,000 worth of Iowa Lottery tickets, according to a criminal complaint.
When Hy-Vee employees confronted Ross, he produced a fixed-blade knife, backed out of the store and ran, according to the complaint. He left the lottery tickets behind but took the other items.
Police arrested Ross a short distance from the store, recovering the store’s property and a knife.
Ross is being held at the Linn County Jail on a $31,226 cash or surety bond.
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