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Robbery, break-in suspects sought
Jul 25, 2013 - From staff reports
An armed hold-up at a Riverton bar followed a shooting incident at a residence.
The Riverton Police Department is looking for several suspects involved in an armed robbery and separate home break-in Thursday.
Officials were notified at 11:04 a.m. Thursday, when a man on Blackfoot Drive said an 11-year-old girl had come into his trailer to tell him that two masked men with guns had entered her house and shot at the roof.
She said the men were possibly still at her home.
Officers said they arrived on scene and set up a perimeter around the neighborhood. Speaking with witnesses to the home entry, officers said they determined that the suspects were possibly American Indian men wearing a ski mask and a bandana.
The witnesses reportedly said they saw three subjects, possibly American Indians, drive away from the scene in a silver or gray Dodge Intrepid four-door with Wyoming license plates.
Officers said they searched the house and confirmed that the suspects had left the area prior to law enforcement arrival.
Police found that two rounds from a .45-caliber handgun had been fired in the home.
At about 11:07 a.m., dispatchers said an employee at River City Bar, 910 S. Federal Blvd., called to report being robbed at gunpoint by a single American Indian man wearing a bandana.
She reportedly did not have vehicle information.
Officials said the handgun in the Blackfoot Drive incident matched the handgun brandished by the suspect in the River City Bar robbery.
"We are still looking for the suspects in both incidents, and the silver or gray Dodge Intrepid," RPD Capt. Eric Murphy said in a Thursday press release.
Anyone with information can call the RPD at 856-4891.