On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 8:55pm, officers responded to an aggravated robbery at the “Dollar General” located at 10 N. 11th street. On arrival officers learned that two black males robbed an employee and two customers. They entered the business wearing hoodies, face masks and both displayed handguns during the robberies.
The suspects entered the store, walked around and appeared to shop briefly before returning to the front register to purchase diapers. Suspect #1 then walked behind the counter, brandished a handgun and ordered an employee to open the register and place the money from the register in a cloth bag he brought with him. He then ordered the employee to open the safe, took an unknown amount of cash and placed it in the bag. Suspect #2 stood guard on the front door and made several customers lay on the floor during the robbery. As more customers entered the store they were ordered to lay on the floor. Suspect #2 took money from two of the customers. Both suspects fled the store on foot and headed southwest across 11th street.
Suspect #1 is described as short and stocky, wearing a gray hoodie with LSU emblem on the front, dark pants, dark gloves and a face mask, armed with a black semi-auto handgun
Suspect #2 was wearing a black hoodie, dark pants, face mask and armed with an unknown type handgun
If you have any information about this crime, contact Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS. All tips are anonymous and you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Officer Carol Riley