Search underway for suspect who stole cash from Cape Dollar General Store

By Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU (KFVS) - Police are searching for a man accused of stealing a cash register drawer full of money from a Cape Girardeau business.

Cape Girardeau P.D. Sgt. Rick Schmidt said the incident occurred around 6:04 p.m. Wednesday evening.  Schmidt said the suspect purchased an item from the Dollar General Store at 724 Broadway, then grabbed an undisclosed amount of money when the clerk opened the cash register drawer.  The suspect then ran out the front door and headed east.

The suspect never showed a weapon and no one was hurt, Schmidt said.

The suspect is described as a black male, possibly in his 40's, wearing a blue sweatshirt, sunglasses and a camouflage doo rag.  Anyone with information about the suspect or his whereabouts is asked to call the Cape Girardeau Police Dept. at (573) 335-6621.

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