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Cedar Rapids police looking for man who allegedly robbed convenience store at knifepoint

Kwik Shop at 1001 First St. SW, Cedar Rapids. (Google Street View image)
Kwik Shop at 1001 First St. SW, Cedar Rapids. (Google Street View image)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are looking for a man who is suspected of robbing a convenience store at knifepoint Monday morning.

Cedar Rapids police said a man armed with a knife walked into the Kwik Shop at 1001 First Ave. SW around 10:40 a.m. and demanded money from the register. Police described him as a black man between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10-inches tall, with salt and pepper facial hair. Witnesses estimated the man was 40 to 50 years old. He was wearing a stocking cap.

Police said the man left in a light blue sedan. They did not specify how much money was stolen.

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