Suspect wanted in string of armed robberies

Published 9:49 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A man suspected of armed robbery in Troy earlier this month is now suspected in armed robberies across five other jurisdictions in the state, including Brundidge.

The man reportedly walked into a Troy convenience store at approximately 10 p.m. Monday, April 2 armed with a semi-automatic handgun and dressed in all black including a bandana that covered most of his face.

“There was a customer at the counter making a purchase when the suspect entered the store with weapon in hand,” said Police Chief Randall Barr. “The clerk took an undisclosed amount of cash out of the register and placed it in a yellow Dollar General plastic grocery bag provided by the suspect. The suspect then left the store on foot and was last seen running toward the rear of the store.”

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Troy police have described the suspect as a tall, slender black male wearing blue jeans and dark shoes, a black hooded jacket, black gloves and the bandana. Barr described the handgun as silver over black.

Now police agencies from Auburn, Brundidge, Lanett, Roanoke, and Opelika have notified CrimeStoppers that this same suspect may be wanted for armed robberies in their jurisdictions.

According to a CrimeStoppers release, the suspect’s spree may have begun in Brundidge in late March and continued most recently with an armed robbery in Opelika.

More photos and video are being procured from the other robberies potentially connected to this case. In each instance, the police agencies have reported that the suspect was wearing dark-colored clothes, gloves and the bandana.

CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the individual’s arrest.

Anyone with information regarding any of these cases can contact the Troy Police Department at 334-566-0500 or CrimeStoppers at 334-215-STOP (7686).