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Courtesy Allen County Sheriff's Department
The suspect is the person closest to the camera.

Police release photos of woman in armed robbery

Courtesy Allen County Sheriff’s Department
The suspect is on the left side of the photo.

The Allen County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery.

The department released photos Tuesday of a woman who is believed to have entered the Walgreens store on Indiana 1 about 8:30 a.m. Friday and pointed a handgun at the clerk.

The cashier was unable to open the register, so the suspect turned the gun to a customer behind her and stole her purse, the department said.

The suspect was described as being in her early 20s and 5-foot-3. At the time of the robbery, she was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black yoga pants and white tennis shoes. The sheriff's department also said she was wearing "a lot of eye makeup" and had a facial piercing, possibly in the area of the lip or eyebrow.

Anyone with information about her or her whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Schmidt at 449-7466.