In a brazen daylight heist, two men made off with an undetermined amount of cash Tuesday from a New Albany Speedy Mart at 624 W. Main St.

One of the men acted as a lookout at the door, while the other entered, pointed a blue steel automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded money.

“It was unusual in that it was in broad daylight,” said Capt. Keith Whitlow, head of New Albany Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. “Fortunately, no one was hurt.”

Officers where dispatched to the store at 2:30 p.m. after the crime was reported.

There were several people at the store and another employee inside, all of whom have been interviewed as witnesses, according to Whitlow.

“One could wonder if they were looking for money to buy presents, but it seemed more typical of a drug-related crime where the perpetrators try to pick an easy mark and think they can get away,” Whitlow said.

The suspects at large are two black males. One was described as about 30 years old, 6 feet tall with a medium build and a narrow face. He was wearing a dark shirt and a red toboggan or watch cap.

The second suspect also had a thin build and face and was described as being about 5 feet 10 inches.

The perpetrators fled on foot down Seventh Street carrying the cash drawer from the store’s register, according to witnesses.

“We would appreciate any help passerbys or residents can provide,” Whitlow said.

Anyone with information should call the New Albany Police at 812-948-5300.

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