Shotgun wielding suspect wanted in Circle K armed robbery

- The Newton Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed a local Circle K store at gunpoint overnight. 

The armed robbery happened at 12:36 a.m. at the Circle K located at 334 East 20th Street in Newton. 

As police arrived on scene, the store clerk explained that a man wearing a dark colored hooded jacket, dark pants, and a red bandana entered the store and pointed a shotgun at her. 

The suspect reportedly walked around to the front of the store and left in a black SUV. The clerk was not injured during the robbery. 

Officers are in the process of reviewing surrounding video surveillance from neighboring businesses. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Newton Police Dept. at (828) 465-7430. 

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