Alleged Stop &Go robber seized

Published 10:30 pm Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Troy Police have arrested a Banks man charged with robbing a local gas station with a screwdriver Sunday night.

Ritchie Nolan Thorne, 47, was arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly robbing the Stop & Go gas station on South Brundidge Street around 8 p.m. Sunday, said Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage.

Thorne is accused of entering the gas station Sunday, pulling a screwdriver out and demanding the clerk open the register. He left with around $400 in cash taken from the store in a red vehicle.

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The vehicle’s driver remains unknown and was last seen headed toward University Avenue in the direction of Troy University’s campus.

Thorne was taken into custody at the Troy Police Department and was later transported to the Pike County Jail. He is charged with robbery first degree and has a bond set at $100,000 in connection with the incident.

An image of the suspect was captured on a security camera at the local business.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact the Troy Police Department at 566-0500 or the Secret Witness Line at 566-5555.