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Armed robber filled laundry basket with cigarettes, police say

The suspect threatened a Northglenn store clerk with a weapon before filling his basket with cigarettes, the police department said.

NORTHGLENN, Colo. — A man entered a Northglenn smoke shop carrying a laundry basket and then threatened an employee with a gun before exiting the store with numerous stolen items, according to the Northglenn Police Department (NPD).

The robbery happened around 6 p.m. on Jan. 26 at a store located in the 11800 block of Washington Street.

When officers arrived at the store they were told that the suspect entered the store with the basket, walked behind the counter, and threatened the store clerk while pointing a firearm at her.

He then filled his basket with several cartons of cigarettes and exited the store, NPD said.

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The man was wearing a face mask, black hoodie, black pants, yellow gloves, and white shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please contact Detective Terrie Hoodak at 303-450-8858 or thoodak@northglenn.org.

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From there, an awards committee reviews the information provided and, if the information leads to an arrest, the tipster will be notified. Rewards can be collected using the code numbers received when the tip was originally submitted. 

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