Council Bluffs police warn of "armed and dangerous" robbery and carjacking suspect

Posted at 5:47 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 18:56:00-05

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) — The Council Bluffs Police Department is warning the public about an “armed and dangerous” robbery and carjacking suspect.

Police say Tractor Supply employees reported a merchandise theft on Monday afternoon. Police say the suspect attempted to flee the store and get into a Dodge Ram pickup. When employees tried to stop the suspect, officers say he displayed a handgun before fleeing in the truck.

As officers were responding, they received a report of a carjacking at Heartland Christian School. According to police, the victim was told by the suspect that he had gotten jumped and needed a ride. After the victim declined, police say the suspect showed a handgun and fled in the victim’s Chevy Surburban.

After catching up to the Surburban, officers began a pursuit but lost track of the driver. The vehicle was later found abandoned at 2740 S. 9TH Street.

Nobody was injured in either incident.

If you have any information on the suspect, call police at 712-328-STOP.