Just as Amarillo officials released a report about how crime has decreased in 2019 versus 2018, the Amarillo Police are investigating an armed robbery. On Wednesday morning, January 15th, officers were called to the EZ Pawn at 3300 I-40 East. The store is located in the shopping center with Big Lots and Amigos at I-40 and Grand. A black male wearing a mask entered the store, pulled a hand gun, and demanded money. The male suspect left the store with an undisclosed amount of money and merchandise. No injuries were reported from the incident.

The suspect is described as a black male, possibly 30-35 years old, wearing a black jacket, gray sweat pants, and a black mask. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the Amarillo Police Department or Amarillo Crime Stoppers at 374-4400. Tips can also be given anonymously online at www.amapolice.org or on the Amarillo Crime stoppers P3 mobile app.