Armed man robs downtown Belle Plaine bar 16 Sep 11

Cory Tieva, owner of Sparetime Tavern, was robbed at gunpoint last Friday night. (Photo courtesy of Belle Plaine Herald)

Belle Plaine police are searching for the suspect in an armed robbery at Sparetime Tavern last Friday night.

The robber entered the bar on Main Street around 11:15 p.m. and waited for three customers who were in the bar to leave before flashing a large-caliber handgun at owner Cory Tieva.

Police Chief Tom Stolee said the man made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police from Jordan, the Minnesota State Patrol and county sheriff’s deputies searched the area but could not find the robber.

The man is described as a light-skinned black man, six-feet tall with a medium build. He was wearing a mask, black-hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

  • Anytastraight

    There was no “Break in” ….. the whole thing was made up by Tieva.

  • Anytastraight

    Tieva has been ripping off everyone in town he does business with leaving a trail of debt and lies.

  • Jaypee

    Can you elaborate in his “ripping off” people? I just got taken for $4K from the guy and I am trying to build a case in court against him. Can we speak live on this?