Ottumwa BP Robbed at Gunpoint

(Ottumwa, Iowa) – Ottumwa police are looking for information after an armed robbery at the BP Service Station in Ottumwa. According to a news release sent by the Ottumwa Police Department, a clerk reported that the BP Service Station located at 1301 N. Court was robbed at gunpoint around 8:00 PM on Sunday, Feb. 18.

According to the release, a clerk reported that a male had entered the store displaying a handgun and demanded money. The clerk said the robber then stole money from the cash drawer. Unfortunately, the release stated that the thief wore clothing that would conceal his identity during the incident, therefore no details about his appearance have been released, aside from two photos taken from surveillance footage.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Ottumwa Police Department at 641-683-0661.

Readers should be advised that a criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

By Hailey Brown, KBOE/KMZN
Photo provided by the Ottumwa Police Department.


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