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Armed robbery at area grocery store

There was an armed robbery at a St. Paris grocery store Monday night around ten o'clock.

The St. Paris Police Department responded to Howard's IGA, 311 West Main Street.

Officers report that a white male entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded money.

The suspect, who's between 5'7" and 6'00", tied up both clerks in a back room and fled out the back entrance with an undisclosed amount of cash.

One clerk was able to free herself and call 911.

A St. Paris officer and several Champaign County deputies responded to the store at 10:22 p.m.

A Miami County K-9 unit assisted with the search.

The man remains at large.

If you know anything about the robbery, contact the St. Paris Police Department at 663-4468 or Champaign County Dispatch at 663-4357.

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