The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving this week’s crime of the week. This week’s crime of the week is in reference to an attempted armed robbery that occurred at Dollar General, 3797 E Rt. 36 and an armed robbery at Huck’s Convenient Store, 3595 Larkdale Ct. The Decatur Police Department feels that these two crimes are connected.
On February 7, 2012, at 8:58PM, officers responded to Dollar General, 3797 E. Rt. 36, in reference to an attempted armed robbery. Once on scene, officers spoke to an employee who advised she recognized two subjects acting strange outside the business when she was outside checking for carts in the parking lot. The employee advised a w/m entered the store just before the attempted robbery and bought a candy bar, the same candy bar bought before the last time they were robbed. The employee advised the w/m was acting strange and very nervous. The employee advised this made her nervous so she locked the doors to the business. The employee advised a short time later she noticed a b/m, armed with a black colored pistol, standing outside the doors pulling on them attempting to get in however he did not get in and fled the scene.
The employee described two subjects who may be connected with this crime. Suspect #1 is described as a w/m, stock build, eye glasses, reddish colored hair, unknown clothing, approximately 20-30 years old. Suspect #2 was described as a b/m, armed with a dark colored pistol, medium to average build, approximately 508/170, wearing a black coat with the hood up and fur around the hood, black colored ski mask covering his entire face, approx. 20-30 years old.
At 9:57PM, the same night, Officers responded to a hold up alarm located at Huck’s, 3595 Larkdale Ct. Officers quickly obtained information from the employee that she had been robbed by a b/m armed with a black colored handgun. The suspect fled the scene towards Larkdale Subdivision and got away with US Currency.
The employee described the b/m as in his 20’s, approximately 510 inches tall, average build, wearing a dark grayish colored hooded jacket with fur around the hood, a black colored full face ski mask, gloves and dark colored jeans. The Decatur Police Department needs your help in solving these two crimes.
If you have any information about these crimes, please call crime stoppers at 423-TIPS. You do not have to give your name. Crime stoppers will pay $500 dollars for information that leads to an arrest on the crime of the week. Crime stoppers will also pay cash for information that leads to an arrest of any person responsible for a felony crime in Macon County.