UPDATE: Capt William Davis tells us no one was located in the search. The perimeter was released just before 9:45 PM.

Additionally he stated the male fled on foot to the east, across Rangeline, but North of Zora where businesses are located.

Due to the sensitivity of the perimeter we did mention it in the printed story. However the Joplin Police Drone was flown over the perimeter. It can detect heat.

“Detectives are here now, they will let me know if we have images to share,” Capt Davis said.

If you have any information you are encouraged to call the Joplin Police non-emergency number: 417-623-3131, press “0” then ask to speak to the Sgt on duty.

ORIGINAL JOPLIN, Mo. — Just before 9:00 PM reports of an Armed Robbery at Casey’s, 2604 North Rangeline, in Joplin.

Capt William Davis of the Joplin Police Department confirms preliminary information with us. He did not display a weapon but they believe he was armed.

The person fled the store on foot.

No one inside the store was injured.

Joplin Police are setting a perimeter K9 are searching the area. Avoid the area while perimeter is set. Traffic can distract the dog(s) or confuse their trail.

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More information as it becomes available. If you live in the area. Secure your property and lock all doors. Do not answer your door unless someone identifies themselves as police.