TPD investigates armed robbery on 231 N.

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 23, 2000

Staff Writer

Jan. 22, 2000 10 PM

In less than a week’s time, the Troy Police Department investigated two armed robberies.

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Unlike in the first case, officers are still looking for the perpetrators of a robbery at Brown’s Country Mart on U.S. 231 North that occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. Friday. The police department received the call at 12:50 a.m.

Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, public information officer for the Troy Police Department, said three black males approached a male and female in the business’ parking lot.

The suspects, who were wearing masks and armed with firearms, demaded money.

One of the victims was an empoyee of the convenience store who had just closed the business and was leaving with an undetermined amount of money in a bank bag.

After taking the money, the suspects fled the scene and were last seen travelling northbound on U.S. 231.

"We hope we can get this closed up quickly," Scarbrough said.

The Troy Police Department notified surrounding law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for a dark colored car, which was believed to be a Ford. The vehicle had no tag.

A robbery reported Thursday morning at the Spee-D-Cee convenience store on South Brundidge Street was considered solved less than 12 hours after a victim was held at gunpoint.

Hayward Jones, 29, of Troy was arrested and charged with first-degree armed robbery in that incident.