The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

December 13, 2012

Two men rob Pittsburg laundry; handgun displayed


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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Two men in hooded jackets with handkerchiefs over their faces robbed a Pittsburg coin-operated laundry Wednesday night, leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Pittsburg police said the robbery took place about 9:30 p.m. at the Convenient Laundromat, 904 S. Joplin Ave.

Two men believed to be about 20 years of age, and each about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds, entered the business and demanded money from the clerk on duty. One of the men showed the clerk a handgun in his waistband.

Pittsburg police are asking that anyone with information about the robbery call the department at 620-231-1700 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 417-782-TIPZ.