Robberies continue to plague city

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 2, 2000

Staff Writer

March 1, 2000 10 PM

The Troy Police Department has been called to investigate three robberies in as many days.

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On Tuesday, an alleged robbery took place in the vicinity of the Winn Dixie Marketplace and Dozier Trailer Park on Highway 231.

According to information released by Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, public information officer for the TPD, the victim was reportedly robbed by two individuals. The suspects, who demanded money at gunpoint, allegedly stole property from the victim.

The suspects were described as being black males in their late teens or early 20s. One was wearing black jeans, a blue baseball-type jersey and had a handkerchief over his face. The second individual, who was reportedly armed with a pistol, was wearing a gray shirt and black pants.

One of the robberies reported Monday had similar method of operation.

Around 6 p.m., the victim was approached by an armed individual at Blackman Street and Brundidge Boulevard.

Scarbrough said the suspect allegedly pulled a pistol on the victim and demanded money.

The suspect is described as a young black male wearing dark clothing and a cloth over his face.

As officers look for the suspects in those reported robberies, they are continuing the investigation into an incident at Wiregrass Check Cashing Service on University Avenue Monday morning.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., a clerk at the business reported a robbery involving two suspects. An undisclosed amount of money was taken.

The individuals are described as one black male and one white male between the ages of 18 and 20 years old. They were wearing light-colored clothing and baggy pants.

Scarbrough said the clerk advised a weapon, which she did not see, was used.

Both suspect left the business heading in an unknown direction and unknown mode of travel, Scarbrough said.

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage is asking for the public’s assistance in catching the suspects.

Detectives have been following leads in these cases. No arrests had been made as of press time.

Anyone who might have any information on any of the incidents is asked to call the police department at 566-0500 or the secret witness line at 566-5555.

In the meantime, the police department will increase its visibility around the city.

"We’re going to increase our patrols," Everage said. "By utilizing more officers, we will, hopefully, bring this problem under control."

Everage said he believes the robberies could be related.