UPDATE:

A 14-year-old Cheyenne boy is in custody after allegedly robbing a south Cheyenne dollar store at knifepoint this (Thursday) morning.

Cheyenne Police Department spokesman Officer Kevin Malatesta says officers were called to a robbery in progress at the Family Dollar at 508 Central Avenue around 11:20 a.m.

"The suspect was described to officers as a person wearing a gorilla mask who displayed a knife and was successful in obtaining cash before leaving on a push scooter," said Malatesta.

"Officers quickly arrived and located the suspect as he attempted to flee," Malatesta added.

Because the suspect is a juvenile, police aren't releasing his name.  Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.

"I'd say this one is pretty bananas," said Malatesta. "It's something we don't typically encounter."


ORIGINAL STORY:

A person is in custody after allegedly robbing a south Cheyenne dollar store at knifepoint this (Thursday) morning.

Cheyenne Police Department spokesman Officer Kevin Malatesta says officers were called to a robbery in progress at the Family Dollar at 508 Central Avenue around 11:20 a.m.

"It appears that somebody who was at the store saw it taking place and called it in," said Malatesta. "The suspect was wearing a gorilla mask and riding a scooter (and) was shortly thereafter apprehended."

Malatesta says it appears the suspect, who has yet to be identified, took cash.

"I'd say this one is pretty bananas," said Malatesta. "It's something we don't typically encounter."