Police investigating armed robbery in Whiteland

The Whiteland Police Department is looking for a suspect who stole cash from a gas station by threatening the cashier with a gun.

Police were called Sunday afternoon to Sunoco Gas, 340 N. U.S. 31, to a report of an armed robbery.

An employee told police that at 12:08 p.m. a man wearing jeans, a dark colored hoodie sweatshirt, a dark hat and a bandana entered the store, pointed a semi automatic gun at the clerk and demanded money, according to a Whiteland Police Department report. 

The cashier emptied the money from the register onto the counter. The man ran around the north side of U.S. 31. The employee hit the store’s panic alarm and waited for police, the report said.

The cashier called police after hitting the panic alarm. The owner had disconnected the panic alarm and not told employees. Several officers were in the area around the time the robbery occurred, according to the report.

A K9 unit led officers to the 200 block of U.S. 31. Officers searched the home and did not find anything that was linked to the robbery, the report said.