WARWICK, GA (WALB) - Worth County investigators say Wednesday night's hold up of the Dollar General in Warwick is very similar to one last week in Cordele, where store employees were tied up.
Warwick Police Chief Dustin Stephenson told me one of his officers normally helps Dollar General employees to their cars at closing time every night. Last night his officer stopped a car for speeding just before the robbers struck.
Investigators gather evidence just moments after an armed robbery in Worth County last night. "Got one clerk, carried her to the back, and the other clerk was kind of near the bathroom, they went and got her to the back and tied her up," said Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby.
The three men got away with an undetermined amount of cash before stealing a worker's car and ditching it down the road.
Just last week, these three men came into an Autozone in Cordele at about the same time with guns matching the descriptions from last night.
"From what we understand, they did the same thing at Autozone. They carried the clerks to the back and tied them up. Basically, the same M.O., same clothing description and stuff like that," said Sheriff Hobby.
No video has been released in the Dollar General, but a broken door may have made last night's robbery a little easier. "Dollar General never came and fixed the door so that aided in the help with them being able to bust through the front doors," said Sheriff Hobby.
Investigators in both counties will continue to work together to find out if these two holdups were carried about by the same robbers.
Now obviously, if you have any information on either crime, you are asked to call local law enforcement. Investigators from Crisp County, Cordele, and Worth County were talking all throughout the day.