Crime & Courts

Newton police search for suspect in Thursday night robbery

Newton police are looking for the suspect they believe was involved in the armed robbery of a convenience store Thursday night.

Police were called to the Kangaroo station at 334 E. 20th St. around 11:30 p.m. after a report of an armed robbery.

Officers were told at the scene that the suspect came into the store wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gas mask and some type of brown glove.

The suspect approached the clerk with a large knife and demanded all the money in the register, according to police.

After the clerk handed over the money, the suspect left through the front entrance and was last seen running west from the store, police said. After reviewing the security camera footage, it appears the suspect left the store the same way that they entered.

Anyone with information on this case or who cane help identify the suspect should call the Newton Police Department: 828-465-7430.