‘Strong armed’ robbery suspect sought

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 5, 2000

Staff Writer

Dec. 4, 2000 10 PM

A Friday afternoon "strong-armed" robbery currently remains unsolved, and Troy Police are seeking help from residents to solve it.

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Just before 5 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to a robbery call at the Family Dollar Store on North Three Notch Street.

At approximately 4:49 p.m., an unknown suspect approached an employee outside the business in what police are describing as a "strong-arm-type" robbery.

According to information released by Chief Anthony Everage, the employee was on the way to make a bank deposit at the time of the incident.

The suspect who was described as being six feet tall and about 200 pounds, left the scene on foot.

Police are looking for a man with long, thick, black hair, brown eyes and wearing a green Army jacket and black jeans.

Police did not comment on what was stolen, but did reveal that "an undisclosed sum" was taken in the robbery.

No injuries were reported and the case is still under investigation.

Also, detectives are looking into several vehicle burglaries that were reported over the weekend.

"We want to make sure people become more aware when leaving their vehicles," Everage said.

The vehicle burglaries all occurred in shopping center and business parking lots, said Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, public information officer for the TPD.

When out and about, especially while shopping, citizens should always lock their vehicles even if they will only be in a business a short period of time, Scarbrough said.

He also suggested putting packages and shopping bags in the trunk so they are not visible from the outside.

Anyone with information on any crimes is urged to call the police department at 566-0500 or the Secret Witness Line at 566-5555.