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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Long John Silver's robbed; suspect still at large

  • Law enforcement officials are still searching for a suspect who robbed Long John's Silver in Rolla at gunpoint Halloween night. The armed robbery incident was reported around 7:51 p.m. Wednesday at the eatery located at 1009 Kingshighway.
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  • Law enforcement officials are still searching for a suspect who robbed Long John's Silver in Rolla at gunpoint Halloween night.
    The armed robbery incident was reported around 7:51 p.m. Wednesday at the eatery located at 1009 Kingshighway.
    The Rolla Police Department received a 911 call about the robbery. No one was injured during the incident.
    According to the RPD, an unidentified male who was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt and jeans and wearing a Halloween mask had entered the restaurant and displayed a handgun.
    The suspect then announced a robbery and demanded money. The suspect took an undetermined amount of money and then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction of travel.
    Missouri University of Science and Technology sent out an alert around 8:32 p.m. Wednesday, stating that the armed suspect was seen heading toward the Rock Mechanics and Explosives Research Center near Kingshighway and U.S. Highway 63 and also may have been near the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building at 10th Street and Highway 63.
    An extensive search of the area was conducted with the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Missouri S&T Police Department and the Phelps County Sheriff's Department but the suspect was not located.
    The university sent out another alert around 8:41 a.m. Thursday stating that the campus was no longer under threat and had returned to normal operating conditions.
    According to Missouri S&T Police Chief Christy Laughlin, the subject probably left the area and is no longer a threat to campus.
    The investigation into this robbery incident is ongoing.
    Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Hank Harper at the RPD at 573-308-1213, or you can remain anonymous by calling the police department's confidential tipline at 573-364-0111.

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