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Helena police investigating two armed robberies

Posted at 10:16 AM, Jan 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-18 12:20:20-05

HELENA- The Helena Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that happened Thursday night.

Police say the suspect walked into a business on the 1600 block of Prospect just after 10 p.m., showed a gun, and demanded cash.

According to police, he fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

About 10 minutes later, police responded to a second reported armed robbery on the 1100 block of E. Lyndale. Police say the second robbery followed the same pattern as the first.

Helena’s Loose Caboose Bar and Casino said it was one of the casinos robbed.

Photo of suspect courtesy Loose Caboose Bar and Casino/Mayme Folio

In a Facebook post, the business said the suspect was wearing an bandana over his face so that “only one eye was exposed” and was wearing a dark blue or black hoodie.

Witnesses said it appears the suspect was carrying a semi-automatic handgun and fled on foot.

The suspect is approximately 6′ tall and and of thin build. The Loose Caboose Bar and Casino said no one was physically injured.

Police said the case is actively being investigated and there is no other information at this time.

Okay, here's a bit of an update. Suspect was a lone male gunman, approximately 6' weighing, skinny frame, approximately…

Posted by Loose Caboose Bar & Casino on Thursday, January 17, 2019