A check-cashing business in Cedar Rapids is open for business today, in spite of the weather, and got robbed.
Cedar Rapids police say two black men walked into the Check ‘n Go at about 11:10 a.m. today. Both were wearing red hoodies. Neither showed a weapon, but they robbed the store. Witnesses say they left in a dark blue four-door vehicle that is at least 10 years old. It had red license plates, the ones for auto dealers.
A news release from the Cedar Rapids Police Department described it as a “surprise robbery,” adding: “The robbers obviously do not watch TV and the weather advisory as they were out in this inclement weather against the advice of newscasters.”