An armed robber struck the Grinnell Dairy Queen last night. Grinnell Police Chief Jody Matherly says it was a lone gunman. "A male subject, wearing a multi-colored jacket with a hood, black gloves, approximately 20 to 30 years of age and brandishing a dark handgun entered the Diary Queen and did demand money from the store employees," he says.

The suspect was described as being about five foot eight and of medium build. Matherly says he made a clean get-a-way, but police have some leads. "The robber exited the Dairy Queen with an undisclosed amount of money and ran southbound through the alley. There were several other police agencies including the Iowa State Patrol and the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office that assisted in searching the area for the individual," Matherly says. "We have received some leads. We’re following up on those leads as we speak and the investigation is continuing."

No one was hurt in the robbery, which happened at about 9:20 last night (Monday). Grinnell’s Dairy Queen is located on Highway 146, about nine blocks away from the Grinnell College campus.