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Police quiet on robbery investigation
Nov 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Officials say they can't release information about an armed robbery that took place in Riverton this week.
"We're still at an impasse," Riverton Police Department Capt. Eric Murphy said Wednesday. "If I tell you anything at all, it'll screw (the investigation) up. ... It would totally blow everything."
Murphy said he couldn't discuss potential suspects or talk about the weapon used in the incident, which was reported at about 12:10 a.m. Tuesday from the Maverik Country Store on West Main Street.
In a report from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office, the call was listed as a robbery involving a firearm.
RPD officers responded to the scene, but the suspect reportedly fled in an unknown direction. The employee at the store was not injured in the incident.
Undersheriff Ryan Lee said deputies assisted in the search for the suspect. RPD detectives and a crime scene unit were called to the location as well, and Murphy said officials have been looking at a surveillance video that recorded the incident.
"We're kind of just still trying to work it," Murphy said. "We have avenues we want to work."
It is unknown how much, if any, money or merchandise was taken from the business 1604 W. Main St.