The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department is investigating the armed robbery of a convenience store in Leesburg that occurred Friday afternoon.
The Kosciusko County Central Dispatch Center received a 911 call at 1:28 p.m. from a clerk at the Leesburg Freedom Express gas station, 201 N. Main St., who said she had just been robbed at knife-point, according to a news release. Officers were told that the possible suspect vehicle was a tan-colored minivan, possibly a GM or Chevrolet, that appeared to have left northbound.
Sheriff's department detectives said the clerk and other witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his mid- to late 20s, with short, blond hair that was spiked on top.
He had a thin build and appeared to weigh 120-130 pounds. He was about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, had partial facial growth/stubble and wore a black T-shirt with blue jeans.
Witnesses described the front-seat passenger of the vehicle as a white female with short, brown, curly hair, possibly a perm. Two children were in the vehicle; one was described as possibly a 4- to 6-year-old female with blond hair.
Witnesses said the man had filled his vehicle with gasoline, entered the store and began to select grocery items. While inside, he made comments that his wife had been to a doctor's appointment the previous day for her pregnancy. As he approached the store clerk he brandished a black-handled, single-bladed knife and demanded cash. An undisclosed amount of money was taken before he fled in the van.