Car parts store bandit still loose - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Car parts store bandit still loose

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Dollar General coming to Sycamore

    Dollar General coming to Sycamore

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:47:43 GMT
    A new Dollar General will be moving into downtown Sycamore within the next year on Highway 41.More >>
    A new Dollar General will be moving into downtown Sycamore within the next year on Highway 41.More >>
  • Speeders warned to slow down through Sycamore

    Speeders warned to slow down through Sycamore

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:43:13 GMT
    Sycamore city officials are warning drivers to slow down. Railroad Avenue is a main road through Sycamore and a residential area with children. Several complaints have been made to city officials about speeding and drivers ignoring stop signs on the roadway.More >>
    Sycamore city officials are warning drivers to slow down. Railroad Avenue is a main road through Sycamore and a residential area with children. Several complaints have been made to city officials about speeding and drivers ignoring stop signs on the roadway.More >>
  • Witnesses help Valdosta Police catch burglary suspect

    Witnesses help Valdosta Police catch burglary suspect

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:08:52 GMT
    57 year-old Sidney Allen Smith, of Florida, is behind bars in Lowndes County after burglarizing an abandoned Valdosta gas station, but he didn't get far thanks to help from witnesses.
    More >>
    57 year-old Sidney Allen Smith, of Florida, is behind bars in Lowndes County after burglarizing an abandoned Valdosta gas station, but he didn't get far thanks to help from witnesses.

    More >>
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Moultrie Police say a armed robbery took place Friday about 5:00, at an auto parts store on West Central Avenue. 

The unknown man had his face covered when he walked in the store with a gun and demanded money from two store employees and a customer. Video also shows him getting their wallets and running out the store.

Surveillance video shows an unknown man walk into the Advance Auto Parts store on West Central Avenue in Moultrie.  Police say the man wasn't interested in buying any auto parts.


"The offender had a gun on him and had the gun pointed the employees, so the employees complied and the guy was able to get away with an unknown amount of money,"  said Investigator Raul Leal.

The video also shows the man throwing a bag at the employees, so he can carry the money out. Moultrie police say he wanted  more than just the cash.   

"He also demanded the employee wallets, so that too was given to the offender," said  Leal.

Only two employees and a customer were in the store at the time of the robbery. They were able to give police a limited description of the man, because his face were covered.

"Had some dreads, a black male. He was wearing a white shirt at the time. About 5'8. He left running, but its possible there was a vehicle waiting for him," said Leal.

The victims called Moultrie Police right after the robbery. While they couldn't go on camera, they're happy everyone is okay,  knowing their store is in a rough part of town.

 

 

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.