Goshen robbery suspects sought

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 29, 2000

Staf Writer

March 28, 2000 10 PM

GOSHEN – The Pike County Sheriff’s Department is offering cash rewards for information leading to the capture of robbery suspects.

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At approximately 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Bob’s Grocery in Goshen was reportedly robbed at gunpoint.

The female clerk reported a white male and a black male entered the store around 11:35 a.m., asked a question and left the store without purchasing anything. Both returned about 10 minutes later and the black male produced a weapon while the other suspect watched the door, Sheriff Russell Thomas said, adding the same store was robbed two years ago. An arrest was made in the March 1998 case.

In addition to the incident in Goshen, investigators are also looking for information on another alleged robbery.

Just about a week ago, investigators were called to Tonya’s Family Grocery on Highway 29 South between Troy and Luverne.

According to Thomas, a black male armed with a handgun entered the store around 7:38 a.m. on March 22.

He demanded cash from the female clerk and escaped with $400.

The suspect who was described as being between five-feet-seven and five-feet-10, weighing between150 and 175 pounds was reportedly wearing a black stocking over his face.

Both cases are being investigated by the sheriff’s department and the Alabama Bureau of Investigation with cooperation from the Troy Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information on either case is asked to call the sheriff’s department at (334) 566-4347. Cash rewards are being offered for information leading to the arrest of the individuals who committed these crimes.