Suspect nabbed for Food World robbery

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 15, 1999

Staff Writer

Published Oct. 15, 1999

The Troy Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery Monday morning at Food World in Troy.

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Frederick Barrow, 24, of Brundidge was arrested here at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, said Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage. Barrow has been charged with third-degree robbery and placed in the Pike County Jail under a $50,000 bond.

According to Everage, a black male came into the grocery store, which is located on South Brundidge Street, at about 5:45 a.m. Monday. The suspect told a cashier he was armed and told her to give him money.

Although the clerk said she did not see a gun, she gave the subject an undisclosed amount of cash, Everage said. He fled the store.

The Monday morning incident is the second armed robbery in Troy in less than a week, said Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, public information officer with the Troy Police Department.

A suspect described as a black male, who claimed to have a gun, robbed the Little C Texaco on State Highway 87 in Troy Friday, Scarbrough said. The incident occurred at about 12:45 a.m.

"Troy detectives are investigating a connection between these robberies," he said.

Police ask anyone with information about either of these two robberies to contact the Troy Police Department at 566-0500 or call the Secret Witness Line at 566-5555.