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Kootenai County deputies seek armed robber

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is seeking an armed man who robbed a store north of Hayden.

Deputies responded to the robbery at the Alpine Country Store in the Garwood area at 5 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release. The clerk said a man brandishing a gun entered the store and stole cash from the register. The robber then fled the store on foot across Highway 95, heading southwest.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-to-late 20s, about 5-feet-9-inches and 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dirty gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black and white tennis shoes. His face was hidden by a gray scarf.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office at 208-446-1300.