South Bend police searching for suspect in convenience store robbery

Published: May. 19, 2020 at 3:23 PM EDT
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South Bend police are asking for help identifying the man who robbed a woman inside a 7-Eleven.

It happened Monday around 6:30 a.m. in the 500 block of E LaSalle.

The suspect is described a white man, standing 6 feet tall with a blondish buzz-type haircut, wearing a white T-shirt, white-colored baseball hat, and light-colored jean shorts.

Several officers searched the area but couldn't find the man. They believe he left in a vehicle.

The incident was caught on surveillance cameras.

South Bend Police says anyone who thinks he or she might be a victim of this crime should listen to their gut.

"If something doesn't feel right, it's probably not," explained Christine Karsten, the department's media liaison. "I don't know if this was the case in this scenario. But just overall, if you're in a situation that's feeling weird or something's going on, get out of that situation."

Karsten said police also advise potential victims to give over any items to the suspects if they try to steal.

"We always like to say, your life is more important than any possession you have. Those things can be replaced. Your life can't," Karsten emphasized.

Anyone with information is asked to leave an anonymous tip with Michiana Crime Stoppers or call the South Bend Police Department Investigative Bureau.