Possibly Armed Man Grabs Cash during Dry Cleaner Robbery
An employee at One-Hour Martinizing says a man implied he was carrying a firearm and told her, "It's the money or your life."
Police are investigating an apparent armed robbery at Martinizing Dry Cleaners Tuesday evening.
An employee told police around 6:48 p.m. a man entered through an unlocked rear door to the dry cleaner at 3596 N. Oakland Ave. She saw him enter the business; run behind her with his hand in his pocket — implying he had a firearm — and demanded cash, according to the report.
“It’s the money or your life,” the suspect told the employee, according to the police report.
She told police she could feel an object pointed in her back, but couldn’t determine whether it was a gun.
The man — described as a black male with dreadlocks, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 11 inches, dressed in all black — made off with an undetermined amount of cash.