Governor offers incentive

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 9, 2000

to help locate robber

Staff Report

Alabama’s governor has joined the Troy Police Department in the search for a robbery suspect.

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Gov. Don Siegelman is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Constantine D. Burt, 26, of Florida.

Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage said he is committed to seeing that Burt is brought to justice, "whatever it takes or wherever we have to go."

Burt is wanted by the TPD and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the part he is believed to have had in the March 29 armed robbery of the Regions Bank branch on Park Street in Troy.

The wanted man, along with Claude Mims, 18, and Herbert Johnson, 21, has been charged with the armed robbery by the FBI. Mims and Johnson are in the FBI’s custody. All three suspects are believed to be from Escambia County, Fla.

Burt has eluded law enforcement officers with an undisclosed amount of money.

He is described as a black male standing 5’10" tall and weighing160 pounds.

Burt, who is also wanted by Florida authorities for armed robbery and kidnapping, is considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information about Burt’s whereabouts is urged to contact the TPD at (334) 566-0500.