Armed robbery suspects arrested

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 3, 2000

Staff Writer

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with Tuesday night’s armed robbery and another suspect is still being sought.

Demetric Toney, 18, and Tamarus Moultry, 16, both of Troy, were taken into custody by officers with the Troy Police Department Wednesday night and charged with first degree robbery, which is a Class A felony.

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The alleged incident involving Toney and Moultry occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. 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 at gunpoint by individuals who demanded money.

Bond for each has been set at $10,000.

Scarbrough said the TPD is searching for a third suspect in the case, but is not releasing his name until an arrest is made. A warrant charging him with first-degree robbery has been obtained.

Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage commended patrol officers and detectives for the "hard work and long hours" put into this case.

"The Troy Police Department will continue the increased patrols and will continue to utilize all resources available to them until all individuals involved in the recent robberies are incarcerated," Everage said.

In addition to the Tuesday night robbery, another was reported this week.

That one occurred around 6 p.m. Monday when the victim was reportedly 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.

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