Sheriff's office seeking suspects in armed robbery

by Charlea Estes-Jones

The Barry County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips regarding an armed robbery of the Viney Creek Store on Monday, February 11, around 1:35 p.m. The Viney Creek Store is located at the end of Missouri Highway J.
According to Major Leonard Collins, of the Barry County Sheriff's Department, the two suspects displayed a knife to the cashier before taking her cell phone and fleeing.
Collins said, "They didn't get money or anything else except for her cell phone."
The Sheriff's Office also shared information on their Facebook page, stating, "Two men dressed in black entered the store with masks on and threatened the clerk with a weapon: The post went on to ask for anyone who saw suspects wearing the clothing mentioned or people walking away from the store around that time to contact the Sheriff's office.
Collins confirmed the detectives with the department are still looking for leads to find the suspects involved. He said, "The clerk couldn't get enough of a description for us to pinpoint any possible suspects. We have no suspects to look for tat this time, so if anyone has any information, we'd be glad to follow up on it."
If you have information regarding the robbery, contact the Barry County Sheriff's Office at (417) 847-6556 or through Barry-Lawrence County Crime Stoppers at 1 (888) 635-TIPS, Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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