Ames Police investigate armed robbery on South Duff Ave


By Thomas Hugo, [email protected]

Swift Stop robbery suspect in a still from the store’s security video

Thomas Hugo

The Ames Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that took place early Monday morning at the Swift Stop located at 1118 South Duff Ave.

At 2:28 a.m., the Ames Police responded to a call that an individual entered the store, pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money from the register. The clerk handed cash to the suspect who left the store southbound towards the Best Buy parking lot, according to the press release.

The clerk described the suspect to the officers as a black male, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, a baseball hat and orange pants, according to the press release.

The Ames Police Department is still investigating and determining the exact loss of the incident.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact the Ames Police Department at 239-5133 or the anonymous tip line, 239-5533.

People can also contact Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400 or 1-800-452-1111. Online anonymous tips may be submitted to or text a tip, Text ‘PCCS’ plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

This is still an ongoing investigation and this article will be updated as more information becomes available.