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Armed robbery at Butte bar remains under investigation

Posted at 12:35 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 12:18:16-05

BUTTE — A late Sunday night armed robbery in Butte remains under investigation.

According to Butte law enforcement, at 11:35 pm on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, officers responded to the Butte Depot Bar on Arizona St. for a report of a robbery.

Upon the officers' arrival, they searched the area and then spoke with the bar owner. The officers also spoke with the bartender and a witness. They stated that they were just closing and they were the only two in the bar.

A man described as being approximately 6' tall thin and was dressed in all black wearing a mask. The man was armed with a black semi-automatic pistol. As he entered the bar, he instructed victims to lay on the floor and fired the pistol in their direction. He then proceeded behind the bar cleared out the tills and the safe. He then locked them both in the bathroom and then left. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken and it remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.