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Troy robbery suspect nabbed in Georgia

Staff Writer

The man Troy police believe was responsible for three robberies in a single day in mid-November is in the Pike County Jail.

Detectives with the Troy Police Department went to Columbus, Ga., Tuesday to pick up a man arrested there for allegedly robbing three Troy businesses.

Bruce Earl Bogan, 31, was arrested Monday night in Columbus, said Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, public information officer with the Troy Police Department.

Bogan is charged with three counts of first degree robbery. Upon his arrival at the Pike County Jail, he is being held under $75,000 bond for each of the three counts, Scarbrough said.

Troy police have been investigating the robberies that occurred Nov. 20 at about 2 a.m. at the Amoco on Alabama Highway 87, at about 5 a.m. at the Little C’s Texaco, also on 87, and at about 9:30 p.m. at Crowe’s Chicken on North Three Notch Street, he said.

A gun was used in the three robberies, according to police reports. Bogan was living in Troy at the time the robberies occurred, police say.

Bogan’s arrest in Columbus occurred as a result of his report being entered into the National Crime Information Center’s computer, Scarbrough said. This is the computer database in which law enforcement agencies enter individuals wanted in connection with crimes committed in their jurisdictions.

It can be accessed throughout the United States by departments that subscribe to this service.

Troy Police were notified Monday night by authorities in Columbus that Bogan was in their custody.

An extradition hearing was held Tuesday morning in Columbus, he said. Detectives with TPD left here Tuesday morning to pick up Bogan and returned him to Troy later that afternoon.

Bogan is accused of robbing the three businesses at gunpoint, a charge that could carry a prison sentence up to 20 years per count.

The amount of money taken in the three robberies has not been confirmed.